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Originally Posted by IdentityCrisisMama
Another thing that works for DC is when I’m in the room with her or moving in and out of rooms doing stuff “around” her. I think this is the parent/child version of parallel play and it works well for us.
|He's very upset by the fact that Mommy can't chase him around the house or wrestle on the floor or crawl through the sofa cushion tunnels we make.|
Originally Posted by Daffodil
This has worked well with my DD too, as long as what I'm doing keeps me moving, or occupied with something that seems like work. If I'm cleaning or something, she'll often entertain herself nearby, but I still can't sit down to read without her asking me to stop and do something with her.
Another thing that helped get her used to playing by herself was not always stopping what I was doing immediately whenever she asked me to do stuff with her. I'd often say, "Okay, as soon as I finish X" or "Okay, in just a few minutes" and then sometimes she'd get so interested in something that I could just keep working for a lot more than a few minutes.