Well...I believe that you made a decent enough choice. Your son was in loving an capable hands. I understand that he's been through alot and so have YOU!!! But life must go on, and he needs to understand that. He is 7 and is old enough to understand that you are an individual person NOT just his mommy, and that you my date and go out, and stay over ect. Take time to spend special times with your son to help him feel secure but don't let him rule the roost. You are the parent, he is the child. You make decisions, he will learn to accept them. I personally see it as disrespectful for him to call you 4 times crying, he's old enough to be tough and get through the night without you. In our house when we make a decision it is what is it, and we do not negotiate with the kids because it is our call, we are in charge, and fits are just selfish.
at 10:56 AM on Feb. 17, 2009