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I have a 3.5 year old and a 2 year old. My 2 year old son has been very well behaved and easier going than my daughter, up untill a few weeks ago. He is now getting more and more clingy and just wont leave me be for 5 minutes to even do dishes. He gets under me and I’m always tripping on him and hurting my back while leaning to do dishes. How can I stop this?

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  • Get them interested in an activity and see if you can worm yourself away. Try for a couple of a minutes at a time. When you reach this time, extend slightly, more and more each time.

  • Be very firm and do not give up, it will eventually work!

  • I’m going through exactly the same thing with my daughter. I’m hoping it’s just a ‘phase’. We didn’t have this problem with my older child. Good luck.

  • I would be firm and say no. he is 2 he should understand the meaning of no

  • stop doing dishes. maybe try putting their favourite show on to distract them while you do the dishes

  • i hope its worked out :)

  • Hope you managed to find what you were after.

  • What did you end up doing?

  • Try and get your 3.5 year old to play with the 2 year old so you can do dishes?

  • Hoping it will be a phase

  • Some great advice below – hopefully something has helped.

  • It is a stage I remember well with my daughter. I hope the phase is over for you soon.

  • I hope its going better for you now and he’s not as clingy.

  • a lot of useful and helpful advice best of luck

  • That’s tough. My daughter was like that. But it was a phase and it passed

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