My son is 2 1/2 yrs old. My husband and I were separated while I had my son so my mother offered me to help me look after him while I worked and went to school. My husband and I worked out our differences and decided to give our marriage a try and moved in together for about two months now. However while in the first two weeks of moving in my mother asked to take care of my son while we got settled, I thought I will be a good idea. My problem comes now that for about a month my son refuses to come with us. The days he has stayed with us, he has cried and cried until either he fell asleep of crying or I called grandma. I do admit that my husband and I have been relying a lot on my mother to see after our son while we got settled and fixed our house but now that we are ready to be a family, I feel my son prefers them over us or even me. I don't know what to do and it's making me feel very unhappy about myself. What should I do to separate them or at least make my son understand he has to come with us without feeling awful for separate them or watch him cry for her for hours at end?View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.