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My 1 yr. old has such bad separation anxiety that she follows me around all day. with 2 other children, i can't get anything done. what should i do?

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Dr. Mark Diamond answered

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Get Help: Allowing a 1 year old to spend time with others, such as family , a sitter, or even a day care, helps the toddler learn that you always return after absence. This may help.

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Dr. Kerry Ragain answered

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Allow it: Your 1-year-old is still developing the capacity to keep you in mind as a way of feeling calm and safe when she's alone or with others less familiar. She still needs your help with this. I would say put as many things aside for now and give her as much undivided attention and play time with you as possible. If the chores can't wait, put her in a child backpack or chest carrier if she's up for it!

Answered 4/21/2018

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