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To feel trapped by this?

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malificent7 Sun 13-Nov-16 22:31:55

DD, 8 is lovely but she sufferes from anxiety which can be hard. For example, she hates it when I go out occasionally. She gets on brilliantly with my dad but will cry for hours before going there for the night.
She can be very clingy and sometimes it ruins my night out as I feel guilty for going out.

I need to go out to have fun and get some space but she will cling harder. I do show her lots of love and affection but we do clash . We also do lots of lovely things together.

When she was 3, she was fine being babysat but nowadays she has regressed and will properly kick off is she gets a childminder. AIBU to feel trapped by this?

BasicMadeira Mon 14-Nov-16 00:36:09

Mine are much younger so this advice may not be very helpful but it is well intentioned. Would having a regular routine of when you go out work? So that she knows when to expect it and how long between? I'm a big believer that children really like a reasonable routine so that they feel secure. Maybe arrange the first Friday of a month or some such system and see how it goes?

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