Krys - posted on 03/10/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
My seventeen y.o son would have friends sleep over our house every weekend. It wasn’t unusually for 3-5 boys to be over. It was almost like, “hey do these kids have homes?” After giving birth my daughter, he’s the one always sleeping out . I suspected it was because he was embarrassed. I even confronted him, and he denied it. A few weeks ago he finally admitted that he didn’t want his friends sleeping over, incase she started crying and woke them up. I tried telling him that, they are teenagers and I couldn’t get them up and out of the house prior to having the baby. The fact that she is upstairs shouldn’t make a difference. This is a new marriage, he and my husband get along great. My son and I were alone for a long time and grew almost too close, and I feel he tries to hide things from me as not to hurt my feelings. I was told that it is a scary thing for a single child male teen to grasp on to.. (Having a baby sibling), and eventually he would warm up, but my daughter is 16months old and my son still hardly acknowledges her. I’m starting to wonder if he and my daughter will ever have a relationship. Any suggestions on how to get him to warm up to his sister, or do I still need to wait?