Parents need to take control of demanding toddler

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October 29, 2019 - 9:57 AM

Hi Carolyn: My wife and I have a wonderful 3-year-old son. He likes to be held all the time. He weighs about 35 pounds. My wife is OK with holding him, but I don’t want him to get used to being held all the time. At home he runs around but especially in new situations he likes to be held.

My wife is a stay-at-home mom so they spend a lot of time together. I think it’s important for him to walk but he constantly asks to be picked up. What should we do? — Tired of Carrying a Toddler

Say yes when you’re OK with holding him, and say no when you’re not.

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