21 Feb 2023 | 5 min Read
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Kareena Kapoor Khan is one of the most beloved actresses in Bollywood. While her fans love her presence on the silver screen, they also draw inspiration from how the mum of two manages both her personal and work life so flawlessly. The actress recently took to Instagram to post an adorable birthday wish for her darling son Jeh as he turns two. Bebo shared an unseen snap of her and her munchkin at a work set and also revealed a big parenting concern that she feels will, fortunately, reverse soon. Read on as we give you more deets on what mama Kareena has been facing, and the tips we bet she puts to use to tackle these parenting challenges.
Bebo shares a set of two pictures with her son Jeh from the set of her Hansal Mehta film, which was shot in London last year. In the picture, ‘Jeh Baba,’ as his mum likes to call him is seen as grumpy and annoyed for having to leave his mumma’s lap. Kareena captioned the post, “Doesn’t want to leave my lap…This situation will soon reverse. I love you with all my heart and soul Jeh baba! Happy birthday, son.” The mum also added a set of hearts to the post to amp up its cuteness.
These pictures are absolutely adorable, and we totally understand the reason Jeh doesn’t want to let go of his mum’s lap. In fact, according to a study published by the National Library of Medicine, clinginess is a normal behaviour in infants, and a sign of positive mental development at an early age. It is also referred to as separation anxiety, where your little one may cry or behave crankily when they are taken away from you or your partner.
As mum Kareena mentions, “this situation will soon reverse” separation anxiety or clinginess in infants is manageable, and you can try some effective tips to help your little one overcome this phase.
In the next section, we list some helpful tricks that may help deal with your child’s anxiety or cranky behaviour.
You may first try by leaving your little one in another room or with a family member for short periods of time. You may initially leave them with someone they are comfortable with, such as their grandparents, who would take care of them while you are away.
When you return, always approach your baby, and assure them that you will be back, and will not leave them alone. This will also come in handy when you resume your work after your maternity break and keep your munchkin stress-free, happy, and comfortable.
If your munchkin notices that you are also sobbing or are upset, then they may become even more distressed and start crying. Instead, wave at them and say goodbye to them with a big smile when you are leaving for work or an errand. This will give your baby some assurance that you will be back soon, and there’s nothing to be worried about.
If your little one is old enough to understand, then you can talk to them about what you will be doing later, that is, after the separation period. You can tell your infant that you will take them out, go to the park together, or watch cartoons.
These plans reinforce that you will be back soon, and thus help your munchkin remain calm and happy.
Kids do well when separations follow a consistent pattern. Always give a kiss, say goodbye, wave to them, and tell your munchkin that you will be back before they even know it. After that, follow up with your plans with them, and enjoy some quality time together. This will help your little one understand that you will be away only for some time and will be back soon.
Lastly, remember that this is just a temporary phase, and in no time, you will have your little one waving goodbye to you with the biggest smile on their face, and also welcoming you with the brightest laughs and squeaks.
We appreciate Bebo for being so open about her personal parenting concerns. We bet she already puts the above-discussed posts to use when needed, and you can try including them too to help your little one overcome separation anxiety and be happy and relaxed, always.
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