Jorden - posted on 04/13/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )
My boyfriends son will be 3 May 26th. His ex and him have gone to court and have joint custody, every other week. The last 3-4 weeks that we have had him, he has started to follow his dad around the house everywhere he goes and when he is going outside for just a second his son will start to cry and whine. His dad comes home on his lunch and when it is time for him to go his son with start to cry and screams at him saying "no" and trying to get him to pick him up. He was never like this before. If his dad had to leave he was fine and he wouldn't follow him everywhere in the house. I looked online and did some reading about it. I told his dad what he needs to do as in when he comes home for lunch and than has to leave he needs to tell his son short and briefly that he needs to go back to work and will be home when he is done. He has been doing that the last 2 weeks we have had him. He will still cry when his dad has to leave, I read that it takes time so I know that. I'm wondering if any other parent as had this happen to them with their child(children) and what have they done to help it to stop and how long it has took the child to not have seperation anxiety?