Chloe, my youngest turned 3 y/o last April. I am a working mom so she spends more time with her Dad. Recently, I noticed that she wants more of my attention. For example, when she sings and dances, she will call me and tell me to watch her. If I look at another direction, she will get mad. I need to finish her whole performance before I can move, or else, she will throw tantrums.
This morning, I was browsing the net when she asked me to play with her. I put down my laptop immediately and sat down on the floor to join her. When I peeked at my laptop, she shouted at me.
Chloe: Momi, watch me! Bitaw laptop!
Knowing her, she loves getting attention. She needs it. She demands for it. I checked the web on how to handle this kind of situation. Let me share you what I've found.
It's normal for children to need attention and approval. However, attention-seeking becomes a problem when it happens all the time. Even charming attention-seeking can become controlling. Many children make tragedies out of trivial concerns to get your sympathy. Excessive attention-seeking results in a situation where your child commands your life.
I am still doing my research about this. Hopefully, I will learn more on how to deal with Bebe Chloe. How about other moms out there? Please share your experience or ideas.