my 6 yr old son is an emotional wreck

Raneigh - posted on 07/22/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




Dear moms, my son is an emotional wreck when he returns into my home after being with his dad for 2weeks. Our custody schedule is 2weeks w his dad and 1 week with me during summer break. I have primary custody and it will soon be back to our regular schedule Aug 27th. I feel like my sons father is brainwashing him to feel bad about coming back home to my house. When my son cries to where he almost hyperventilates I get to my witts end and feel like disciplining him but I don't want to make him feel any worse emotionally. Any advice would be greatly appreciated from those that have dealt with this situation before. Thank you


Krista - posted on 07/22/2012




I don't think that disciplining him for crying would be effective at all. Have you tried talking to him to find out why he's so upset? Maybe just sit with him and gently ask him why he gets so upset. And when he responds, don't just dismiss his fear. Talk with him through it -- gently.

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