Jenn - posted on 03/25/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am a 17 year old teen mom. I am working and going to school, supporting my son on my own as his father has opted not to be very involved. My son is almost 4 months old, and obviously with the school and work (to support both of us and give him a better life now and in the future) he is babysat quite a bit. My father and step-mother (his grandparents) are incredibly helpful and watch him whenever i need them to (which is a couple of times a week). He loves them and knows them, but is growing increasingly attached to his grandfather. Of course i love that he loves him...but thats where my question comes in...
Does anyone know how to really distinguish adult roles for a child? Does it matter at this age? And if so how could we start to do this for him in a healthy way?
I am just fearing that because his father is not around he is starting to naturally draw towards his grandfather for that role. I dont think its a bad thing and he will be a great influence on my son as he grows, but i dont want him getting a little older and becoming confused. If anyone has any information or suggestions it would be incredibly helpful! Thank you!