Toddler Greiving or something more serious?

Alyson - posted on 06/29/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son is 2 years old and lately has been very grumpy at home and acting out at daycare hurting his friends and teachers. the other day he even threw his lunch at his main care giver. He has always been a stubborn one but nothing to this extreme. Within the last few months we have gotten word that my step dad is dying and only has a few more months to live and where the family isent emotional about it around my son im wondering if he has figured out that something is going on. He has also recently started to complain of his tummy hurting (Could it be from the stress?). If anyone has any idea or have been through this i would love a little advice i hate seeing my little man like this.

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Alyson - posted on 06/29/2012

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Thank you Tina that definately makes sense. we have mommy/ son time every night before bed where we lay in my bed and watch one of his sing alongs then he gets tucked in where he always asks to be sung "you are my sunshine" so there definately isent a lack of attention or love.

Tina - posted on 06/29/2012

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I think you'll find kids pick up on your feelings I know my kids do. We've had a hectic time recently with one of my relatives being diagnosed with cancer. Don't think he even lasted 2 weeks on top of it people in the family are fighting over his will. My kids have certainly been irritable. Then it's a vicious cycle because you're under stress and they pick up on it. Then you're having a hard time with the child/children and that adds to the stress. My kids have always picked up on my moods you don't even need to show you're upset or stressed they pick up on it. On top of it he's going through changes growth spurts and becoming more independant there's bound to be some tantrums. Just try to be patient. And no matter how things have been through the day always give him a kiss and cuddle and tell him you love him. My kids look forward to that and being tucked in. It's something that's comforting.

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