My son has always wanted/needed my husband and I to engage with him. He loves us as playmates and always asks if we'll play with him. We have followed the ways of attachment parenting since he was born and I have to say, that one of the downsides to this way of parenting for us has been that my son has never learned how to entertain himself or just be with himself.
So, now that he's 3.5 and is still asking me to play with him ALL day, I am losing my mind and want to change things. I have been setting boundaries with him about this for the past 6 months or so, but we are going through an especially rough time.
Does anyone have any tips, advice, toys that are good for solo play, etc? How do I retrain someone who was brought up with us always right with him to then be able to enjoy time on his own?
The other part of this is that we just moved and are staying at my parents' house until October (and we've been here since June). So, I know things are a bit rough because we're out of our routine. My parents are wonderful with my son and it's nice having them to hang with him while I get stuff done here and there, but if I say that I can't play with him, he'll run to one of them and so my boundary setting is out the window.