Clingy Edison

A clingy toddler – does it sounds familiar to you? How many of us have dealt with our toddler’s extreme clinginess? You know what I meant – it’s the weeks or even months when your toddler decides that YOU are the only person in the world they need to be concerned with.

Oh well, I’m just right at the center of this mess now. Little Edison is going through a stage where every departure brings a bucketful of tears. Whenever I’m at home, he will cling to me like a koala bear. Whenever I’m out of sight, he will freak out and start screaming for me.

Separation anxiety is often triggered by a stressful change in our toddler’s life. I begin to suspect whether it is caused by his school – the occasional meltdowns when I drop him at school or the change of our helper – he couldn’t get-along with her.

In the morning, he wants only ME to feed him, clean him and change him into his school uniforms. When I get home from work, he wants only ME to feed him, bathe him, play with him and pat him to sleep at night. You see, I’m virtually maid-less. Although my helper is there, but she can’t help much as Little Edison insists on me.

A clingy toddler is REALLY very difficult to deal with. I’m getting very exhausted and frustrated every day. I hope this clingy phase will be over very soon. Someone please detach this koala bear from me!

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    March 3, 2010 at 11:22 PM

    Hey..You shld be strong!! You just wrote abt the power of a mother’s love and now you want to detach from your son? 🙂

    Anyway, are you a christain too?

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      March 4, 2010 at 2:57 PM

      Hi May,
      Haha! I’m a contradicting person, isn’t it? The post on “A Mother’s Love” is to motivate myself. I getting weak and tired, I need a booster jab.

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    March 14, 2010 at 10:45 PM

    Hi Emily,

    My boy is going to turn 3 soon. Fortunately, this clingy thing is just a short phase of their growing up. My boy used to be very clingy too. Last time, he will bang the toilet door when I want to shower at night. Now, he is so much more independent.

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      March 15, 2010 at 5:41 PM

      Hi Janice,
      Thanks for your comment. I really wish that he will grow out of this phase soon, cos I’m getting really sick of it now.

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