I have a very active and highly energetic 20 month old boy. Its our first child. Lately he has become very clingy, and wont leave his dad alone when we go out for social dinners with other families. Taking him out shopping or for doctor's appointments has been a quite an issue for a while now anyways. But now it seems that this is becoming worse as he does nothing except cry and throw tantrums when we visit, particulary at large gatherings. He starts wailing himself if some other child cries and doesnt tolerate noise. Any suggestions as to how to make him behave in public? Also do you think putting him in an occasional care for a few hours will have a positive impact on him? It is becoming a battle on a daily basis now and I was just wondering how to deal with this extremely frustrating behaviour. Looking forward to all the help I can get. Thanks a lot in advance.
stay at of home mom of 1, melb