My daughter had stranger anxiety from her 7th month. Then there was a phase where she was comfortable with the ladies alone.
It was so difficult for us to invite any friends home. As she would cry her lungs out. Either they would leave or I had to take her back to the room.
Lately, she is getting along with people well. I don’t see her fuss, if men are around. Though she doesn’t talk to them as soon as they approach. She does take her time to interact.
Stranger anxiety is not something you need to be ashamed of. It’s just another phase.
When you know they are not ok, don’t push them to do something they don’t like.
Let the guests know that the child has stranger anxiety and ask them not to be too pushy to talk and be friends.
I have seen people complaining that their kids are not social and they are very clingy. Trust me, when you force them to go to a person they don’t like, it affects them emotionally.
Remember they are still young and they need time to adjust.
Enjoy the phase where they are clingy because soon they will grow up and you might sit back and think that you hardly get time to spend time with them. .
Enjoy the moment, attention and dependency!
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