Jamaican Mommies by Shanoy Coombs: From Jamaica; for the world
Previously I spoke about Separation anxiety here and today the Jamaica Observer also has excellent tips on how to deal with this.
When your little one clings
IT’S quite natural for most, if not all babies to want their parents to be with them every waking moment and sometimes this need continues even after they’ve been enrolled in school. This has left many parents in a dilemma, as they genuinely don’t want to leave their child feeling hurt or abandoned. Parents are left feeling guilty each time they have to leave their kids to undertake chores, attend events or go off to work. After all, the last thing you want to do is to have your child feeling unloved, when they scream and stretch for you as you go out the door.
“She didn’t want to stay with anybody else but me, so I couldn’t go out and look a job,” said Tamika Gordon of her now nine-month-old daughter.
But what causes your baby to become so clingy, and when will this phase end? More importantly, what can you do until it does?
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