My son is almost 5 and I've discovered that he behave's better when he get's special privileges. Staying up later, playing a game or watching one of his big boy show's.
This dosen't always work. His dad has nothing to do with him? I really hope not, unless it's for his safety. Every boy needs his daddy's love. If that's not possible then my hat's off to you. Things will be rough and I hope he is able to come to terms with it. Talk to his teacher if he's in school and ask if there's any help/support or counselling you can take advantage of. He is likely having a hard time dealing with his feelings on the divorce.
I thank my mother often for the choices she made in leaving my dad. We are much better off. He's in a fairly bad way anymore. I love my mom for her strength!
at 12:02 AM on Jun. 9, 2009