How can I calm my three year old down when my husband leaves for work? He hits and throws...etc.

Kara - posted on 07/05/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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He eventually calms down, but he really gets upset. We have a no throwing/hitting rule in our house, so I have to put him in time-out, but the source of his anger is just sadness. Any help in how I can redirect him?

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Lisbeth - posted on 07/05/2010

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it sounds like separation anxiety I suggest that he gets a "special" routine to say good bye and that he knows that once it is over daddy is going to leave and for daddy to leave with no hesitation. I used to look after a little boy with similar problem we set up the routine of a good bye hug and kiss then he got to run to the front window and we would give a good bye air hug and blow a kiss then we would leave it was the same routine for everyone and it really helped him deal with the good byes.

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