Nina - posted on 03/06/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
First off, here's a little bit about us. My boyfriend is more with CIC, and never really travelled a lot until recently. Together we have a son age 2 1/2, and I have 2 daughters ages 5 and 7.
For most of 2011, he will be working on bases while I stay home with the kids. We've done this off and on before with very little issues, until this time that is. Our son is not handling it very well this time. His eating habits have changed. Bed time has become a nightmare, he stays up til atleast 10 p.m. most nights regardless of what I try. He wakes up every night, usually around 3 am, and climbs into bed with me or sleeps on the floor beside my bed. The worse part though is his aggression since his Dad left. He screams constantly, his favorite word to scream is NO, and has started hitting and biting again (something I had stopped long ago). The MFRC where my bf is posted currently, gave us some stuff for the kids to help them understand why he's not here, but it's more geared towards the parents overseas. They had also lent us the Sesame Street DVD on Deployments, but my son had no interest in it. The last suggestion was for me to find support groups in our area since there is no MFRC close to us. I know that the issues I'm having with him are normal for the situation, so I'm looking for advice on how to deal with it and help my son. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!