I have a stepson who comes to see his dad and stays at our house every other weekend during the school year and most weekdays during the summer, plus school vacations. It's always been this way, since before my daughter was born. She's five now, and she adores her big brother. But it seems that lately, she's having more trouble than she did before letting him go and transitioning back to not having him around when he leaves for his mom's house. I've noticed her acting out a lot and also moping after he goes home, and she attributes most of her tantrums and unacceptable behavior, when asked about it, to missing her brother.
So, what can I do? There's really no way to change the arrangements right now. He'll be around more for the summer, and she's also signed up for five weeks of day camp, so she'll have other things to do besides hang on him all the time. I bought a recordable storybook that he read aloud for her, but that's really all I can think of to make this easier on her. Has anyone else come up with some great ideas I might be missing?
Answer by missanc at 6:13 PM on May. 7, 2013
Answer by Fairymom32 at 7:08 PM on May. 7, 2013