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My daughter is the younger of two, her brother is a very independent happy fellow who has never had a tantrum in his life. We are both at home. I work part time as a nurse and my husband is an artist at home. My daughter has sort of close friends (we moved here 3yrs ago) but has recently been bullied, this has passed and they all get on well now, she hasn't got one really close friend she can depend on.
Mainly she clings to me when she is shy and there are others about, if I am not there however she becomes part of what is happening easily and fits in well. Other times she clings is when she is upset with me at home but its more shouting and if I try to do what she wants I'm then in trouble cause I don't really want to (??), I just feel I can't win. I want her to be happy and I feel maybe I have to stop and hug her ( when she lost it at 2 I used to hold her and tell her a story) but I get so upset inside (we never had confrontation in my family when i grew up - that I can remember).
At school her teachers say she is a delight and takes part in everything, I think she may get cross/lose her temper at her friends now and again, not sure.