Parenting Our Kids
Giving Time - Teaching Skills for Life
how much time should I be spending with my three year old daughter on a day to day basis?
I feel so guilty everyday when I dont play with my daughter when she asks me too. since she was born I have always been right there by herside to comfort her play, with her, and entertain her but now she is getting older and it took a toll on me. I never took any time out for myself everywhere I went she went with. when I would take a bath she took a bath, when Im in the bathroom she is in there with me sometimes she even wants to sit on my lap as Im using the toilet. I feel like it started to put a strain on all my relationships even mine and hers so I've pulled back alittle cause she is starting preschool in two days and I want her to have alittle independence without me, but now I feel extremely guilty when Im not entertaining her I feel like Im a neglectful mom and its eating away at me. I need help everyone has told me that Im not a bad mom and that this is good for her but my heart tells me different and I feel like ever since I pulled back alittle our bond hasnt been as strong. Did I pull back too much? I find myself asking that question everyday. I just dont know whats right or wrong when it comes to this. I need some advice cause I cant keep feeling the way I did or the way I feel now. Thankyou so much for your time, Tara