Alia - posted on 10/28/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
Hi I am struggling to understand my 22 month old, does he not like me?? He loves being with his dad ( will try new foods with him, his face lights up when he comes home) and it seems like he just doesn't care much for me. It hurts most when he doesn't want to come to me when he is upset/ hurt. I have been the sole caregiver to my son, which is why its more difficult to understand him. I hear it all the time from other moms how their children come to them for comfort.. that at some specific time, (nightime, when they are hurt etc.) they only want their moms. Why doesn't my son need me?? I am so sad right now because he just woke up all upset and howling so I rushed to help him, soothe him but he was just reaching out to his dad who was asleep.
Its very easy for him to let me go he says bye and is back to his fun but when his dad leaves he has these big tears and this whole thing abot not ltting go... I don't get it, does he not like me???