Lori - posted on 01/30/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
Our son, who will be 4 tomorrow :) is in a phase (for the 2nd time) of not wanting anything to do with his daddy! I assure you his daddy is sweet, kind, caring, and attentive. I recently resigned at work and have been a SAHM, again (since December 9th,2011), but I start a new, more demanding job, next Monday (Feb 6, 2012). MY thoughts are that he loves the 1 on 1 attention he gets when Mom is not working. I was a SAHM til he was 2 and a half. Right before I went to work in June of 2010, he was in this phase. Now, again, while I'm not working. There are 13 years between him and his half-sister, 17 years between him and the next oldest so he is here with Mom alone except when dad comes home from work. If anyone has exp w this, I'd love some advice! Our son gets MAD when I even talk to Dad and definitely doesn't want Dad to talk to him. He is MEAN about it too. I've tried everything from punishing w time outs simply for the mean look on his face.. to ignoring the behavior for a few days at a time... with no change what so ever. I am hoping the 1 on 1 time with Dad that my new career (yay me!) will create will be the answer... if not this is going to be very interesting to say the least Help!?!