I'M A SINGLE DAD

STEVE - posted on 12/21/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I JUST WANTED TO GET FEED BACK FROM MOM'S SO I CAN USE THERE ADVICE TO HELP ME OUT WITH MY 4 YEAR'S OLD CRY'S WHEN HE WAKE'S UP
IN THE MORING TIME I TRY TO CLAM HIM DOWN WITH HUG'S AND NOTHING SEEM'S TO WORK CAN YOU HELP ME
THANK'S
STEVE

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Tan - posted on 02/15/2014

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hey , maybe can just ask him very gently if he has bad dream ? what is bothering him ? is he sad ?
when I was still happily married , my boys will tell me about their nightmares , monsters and aliens . I will just listen and tell them to cut off the Ben 10 show . Once I cracked a joke that their mum is fiercier and if the alien appears. I will tie it up and whack it .
When I was going through my separation with my husband later years , they were upset and they just hug me and cried . I just hug them and let them cry . There's nothing I can do . But I guess the crying is a release and they recover very soon . Now they are just moving on happy .
Not sure what your little fellow is going through but talking to him is good . I talk a lot to my boys and I am amazed they recover very fast from the separation from their dad . Talking is great , for bonding and finding out how they feel . God bless you . and your little one .

Kim - posted on 12/21/2013

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My son is 2.5 years old, and he is a very grumpy waker upper! Usually in the morning he is very upset when he wakes up, but his is worse after naps, most days he doesn't nap, and anytime he does he will wake up and can cry from 30mins to well over an hour. It is so stressful, I always wonder if he's sick or has sore eyes or something. Apparently there is nothing wrong with him but still it's horrible. All I can say is try to distract him, sometimes the hugging and comforting doesn't work. Maybe try to change his mind with his favorite food/toy/tv show/song. If not maybe just all get dressed, bring breakfast with you and get out in the car, see if a change of environment will do it. If he's 4 will he not tell you why he's so upset? Sorry that's probably not much help but I kind of know how you feel.

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