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MAGGIE25_18_29
desparately need advice
May 25, 2007 at 11:26 PM
i am a mom of 3 -newly divorced and happy about it-- however my little one is not coping well-- he is 3 and has never been from my side since he was born except to go to daycare when im at work- now my ex has part time custody and is not the greatest father in the world-- and the child is acting out -- hiting and digging and yelling and temper tamtrums all the time-- especially when he's been away from me for more than a day-- its like he's hitting me because im not there for him and acting out as well---please help me-- im feeling the separation anxiety as well as he is--

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  • Peggy1984
    June 9, 2007 at 7:36 PM
    Sorry to hear about your situation. i know it's hard on the little ones. My oldest was about 2 when I divorced. Of course you want keep reminding them how much they are loved, but under no circumstance should you allow the bad behavior-I know it's hard cuz you feel guilty. Try a "naughty Mat", make a chart with star stickers, etc. to try and focus on the good behavior instead of the bad.Good luck!

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