ADHD in Girls
Momma's girl, should I force her to attend sleepover?
My daughter who is 9 is going through, what I hope is a phase and doesn’t want to leave my side. I have to lay next to her with her holding my hand for her to fall asleep, she says how much she misses me when I’m gone for only two to three hours, writes me sweet letters about how I’m always on her mind. She has always been like this to an extent, but it seems it is getting worse the past few months. She was invited to a slumber party next weekend, and it’s very important to me that she has some friends to play with outside of school. She doesn’t want to attend the sleep over because she said she will miss me and can’t sleep without me, no matter how much I try convincing her about how much fun it will be and how much she will be missing out on if she only goes for a few hours, she is still adement about not going and is telling me to please not make her do something she doesn’t want to do. Not only will she miss me, but she has to have the room she is sleeping in quiet, dark and no t.v. so that would be pretty hard at a sleepover, but I also feel that she is missing out on making memories and long friendships because of this, what should I do?
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