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Dealing with a Daddy’s Girl

Question:

My 4-year-old daughter is very attached to her father. Every morning, she throws a crying fit, pleading with him not to go to work. She does not behave like that when I leave for work or when I drop her off at school. What can we do?

 

Answer:

It’s very common for little girls to have difficulty separating from their fathers. This type of behavior is called "over-attachment." While it may seem like it will never end, this truly is a phase and it will pass. She may always be a "Daddy's girl," but the crying and begging will end, especially if you don't make a big deal out of it.

 

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