Amanda - posted on 11/11/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
My sweet and loving child has disappeared! My son has started kindergarten and he is doing well in school. But at home he has become defiant, competitive about everything with his younger brother, whiny, destructive, and aggressive.
His father has always traveled but is now on a job that will take him away for 6 weeks at a time. Not to mention our marriage is in trouble and I do not know if it can be saved. So with all of this turmoil I try to be patient and understanding but I am only human and he still needs to have boundaries. I try to give him special treats and time together but he will act like it is not enough. He acts ungrateful and that is not his way. He has been kind and giving up to this point. I try to ask him about his feelings and he just blows it off or says nothing. Should I ask him specific questions about his feelings towards his dad and I and our troubles or dad being out of town?