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Our 3.5 year old daughter has been difficult with finding things to play with by herself. She’ll say things like “I’m bored” or “what time is it right now?” Because she wants me to tell her what to play with and figure it out for her. She is always talking to me, demanding my attention and for me to play with her. She also follows me around all day and rarely will do much by herself other than when she does her independent play time in her room in the afternoon. I know she knows how to figure it out, because I’ve seen her quietly play with toys at friends houses for play dates. How do I encourage her to figure out play time for herself at home? Is this a behavioral issue or just something where I need to point her in the right direction?

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