How can i make my son understand that i have to work?

Myrtle - posted on 05/13/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Please give my tips on how to make my son understand that i have to work... he's 2 yrs old now... and every time i leave for work he wants to come with me or wouldn't allow me to leave. and when i get home from work, there are times that he seems having hard feeling on me... though it easily subsides when i cuddle him up and play with him...=(

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Brenda - posted on 05/13/2010

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My 4 year old still doesn't understand that Daddy has to work. All the time I hear "I miss daddy". He particularly gets upset when other kids daddies are around -you see my husband works in the evenings so he is around when other daddies aren't but that doesn't seem to sink in.

I don't think kids can really understand, all they know is that they miss you

Amy - posted on 05/13/2010

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Is this the first time you have been working since he was born? It could be seperation anxiety. My son used to have it when I worked. How long have you been working? I started telling my son when I dropped him off at daycare that Mommy would be back soon and I wanted him to have fun playing with all his friends. I would get him involved in an activity before I left so that he wouldn't be so focused on my leaving him.

Becki - posted on 05/13/2010

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i went back to wrok when my daughter was 6 weeks old so that has never been an issue, however; i recently started school and that has been rough for her. luckily she has older sisters that are in school so she understands the concept. i put my backpack on, give her a kiss good bye then my daughter and her dad walk me to the front door and wave bye bye. its been our routine for about 6 weeks now and she is finally starting to grasp the idea. my suggestion is to come up with a "time for mommy to go to work" routine. maybe he can help you find your purse or keys, walk you to the door, something to make him feel a part of your leaving. and remind him you will be home soon. good luck

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