Leticia - posted on 12/06/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
So lately my 3 1/2 y/o son has been refusing to stay the night over at Grandmas house. He used to be perfectly fine with it because before i had our daughter i used to work really late on weekends and so it was just best to leave him there over night and just go and get him when we woke up in the morning. But this past June my MIL left for about 17 days (so 2 weekends) to go and visit Family in China, since she's gotten back he has refused to spend the night over there and i really really need a night away. Also, i had my daughter this past January, we moved into a new house in august, he started school in sept and we potty trained him in october....i've read that the anxiety could be because of all these New and Different things happening so close together, i just don't know how to make him feel better again and just stay the night over there.....ANY Advice will help. btw, my MIL doesn't live far away at all, she's on the same street just 3 blocks over so it's not like it's an unfamiliar place or anything like that there's no new editions to her home or anything like that either. I just can't figure out what is bugging him to make him freak out.....other moms have told me to just leave him there and he'd be fine, but we've tried that before and he just yells and cries and my MIL can't deal with him doing that as well as her 23 mon old grand daughter (that she practically raises) yelling because my son is. HELP ME!!! My husband and I really want a quiet night at home ( our 11 month old is easy to deal with.lol) and grandmas is the only option.