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My ds is a serious runner, as in he runs away from me. MOstly he just does this in public, at parks and stores. He hates to walk with me and hold my hand, and often just lays on the ground. He wants me to carry him everywhere, and when I put him down he takes off. So, the problem is that I am hugely pregnant, due in three weeks. Today my midwife told me I shouldn't be carrying him around anymore because I might hurt myself, and of course I start freaking out in general about how I'm going to keep my son from taking off all the time. Am I doomed to have to stay home until he is a teenager? Anyone else figured out how to deal with this with a new baby and a very spirited two year old? By the way, we love to go to parks, and go almost everyday, or to the zoo or some other fun place where ds will at some point always run away from me giggling hysterically.
**I have tried many different gentle discipline techniques to get him to stick around ,but nothing seems to work. I have also tried the not so gentle discipline technique of yelling, in very scary situations, and that has not worked either. So, it's probably developmental. Ack what do I do?????
, mama to DS(7/)22/02) DS (8/14/04) , and an angel (3/10/10)nursing a broken heart...loving my boys.