As a stay-at-home mom with my two-year-old daughter I’ve been fortunate enough to experience the change from infant to toddler
in slow-motion (some days, admittedly, are painfully slow). I’ve questioned whether or not my attachment parenting
methods have made her more clingy
than my son, who is fearless and independent.For 33 months, its been me attending the parent and tot classes with her, tucking her in at nap time and preparing all of her meals. I've been the one to kiss the "ouchies" or push her in a swing at the park. Because of this, I’ve worried that she will grow up to be less confident
than my son, who learned at a very young age to trust the strangers that took him into their care. I credit Isaac's loving nannies
with helping to develop his outgoing and confident nature. My daughter, on the other hand, spends her days with me, and is very shy and slow to trust new people (especially men).