My son wants everyone else except me?!?!?

Siobhan - posted on 02/19/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son is 3 years old, I have a younger child who is now 6 months. Me and my partner split up before my younger son was born, out of no choice of mine. Because I couldn't afford to live on my own, I now have to live with my parents, which I'm finding difficult as they sometimes interfere with my parenting!! My sons always been closer to his dad which I've always been quite hurt about, he always wants to go to his dads and never seems to want me, and its not like im with him all the time so i cant even say that hes bored of me! but now living with my parents, if he is ill or wants little things done for him he always wants them to be with him or do it rather than me. Now I literally just don't bother trying to "make" him come to me now cause its like I'm torturing him :( anyone have any advice as to what's happening? As it really gets me down

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Brandi Rae - posted on 07/03/2013

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Yeah you really sound like me
I have the same delima
My little boy was always on me
Till he turned two then it was mamal,papal,uncle,and sissy that gets his attention. I dont think its a big deal i think its just a phase which im no expert but i think boys are like that they like to explore and they dont like to be tied down,but u know what girl we still have those sick days lmao,sorry grandparents thats our department!!!!

User - posted on 06/22/2013

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I can not give you any advise, as I am in the same exact situation. I live with my parents and he wants them not me. He cries when he comes home from his fathers and never wants to come home. I do everything I can for him to want me, but im lost. Then when he is home, its papa. If he isn't here its NaNa, NEVER me. I am heartbroken over this and cry all of the time because they grow up so fast and I will never get the chance for him to cry for me or want me. If I figure anything out I will let you know!

Holly - posted on 02/20/2013

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I am so sorry that it seems this way. but it will likely change at some point, sometimes a male child just wants to be like his father, so he will prefer to be with him... but since he is a minor he HAS no choice in the matter, and he NEEDS to be with both parents. It is not a matter of wants he NEEDS him mother. perhaps his father is a bit of a "disney dad" and takes him to do fun things on every visit. and you are more of a practical mom, going to work every day. perhaps if you promise him that you will go to the park or teach him to fly a kite, or some affordible fun

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