Monday, July 6, 2009

Monday Moments: the Clingers

I always prided myself on how well adjusted Bryson was. He didn't mind going to the babysitter, always reached his arms out to anyone who would take him. He just figured everyone loved him as much as I did.

Now I am having to take back every thought I have ever had concerning parenting -- my child has become "the clinger".

I don't know exactly how it happened. One day he was fine, the next day he was a scaredy cat. He won't go to people, he hates being left (though he still will settle down within 10 minutes), and seems to be terrified that I won't come back.

Darn, this whole claiming his independence thing is hard.

Does anyone know how long this phase lasts? How did you deal with it? Any advice?

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