I am a mum of 2 gorgeous girls, one aged 6 the other aged 16 months. My partner has on and off for the past 3 years been working away in the mines. We recently moved to a new town, where i know limited people, and he has just changed his roster to being away 2 weeks at a time and only home for 5 days. I am struggling with my youngest daughter being so clingy. She will only be happy if she is in my arms, sitting on me or has me in sight. I try so hard to distract her with toys and games and since she loves being outside i take her out there often to play. But still it is making my life a bit hard at the moment and looking for any solutions from other mums? She does get bored very easily and needs constant things to do, and when my eldest daugther is home they play together, but the times when it is just her and I it is a struggle. And not having a support network up here or other mums to talk to makes it hard sometimes. And I don’t like to sound so disenheartened when i talk to my partner everyday as he is busy making all the sacrifices by being away. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Posted by meljware, 15th April 2013