Amanda - posted on 08/03/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
My husband left tdy this past Friday. Our oldest is 6 and his behavior has always changed everytime my husband has left, ususally it was not listening, defiance etc. this time has been very differant. He has been very down this time, he actually said for the first time that he missed his daddy, then today he cried.
I make sure that he gets some extra time with my dad while my husband is away so he will have some male interaction and I do everything I can for him [he is sleeping in my bed for the second time tonight] but I dont want to let it get to far out of hand to where he thinks he can get away with anything just because his daddy is gone for awhile.
I let him email his daddy tonight and I encourage him to call my husband. He seemed to like the idea of emailing his daddy but he is not really interested in calling him, he obviously needs the physical contact and not just to hear his dads voice.
Does anyone have any ideas of how I can help my little boy get throught htese tdy's [he has 3 more coming up :p]