He has always been a mama's boy, but since my husband deployed on the 8th, my son has been even more clingy. He won't let me do anything on my own and follows me everywhere. He used to play on his own, but now he won't do anything without me right there. Even at bedtime, he was great at laying down on his own, now it takes a lot of effort to get him to sleep in his bed. Do you think this has to do with his dad having to leave and how do I get him to get over these feelings??Answer Question
Answer by elizabr at 5:22 PM on Jan. 11, 2011
Can you use the bathroom without having to stick one of your feet out the door, so that he can touch it? -My husband had that happen with his 1st dd after her mother left (on her 7th birthday!). Terrified to loose dad, too. It's so sad.
I think all you can do is reassure, reassure and reassure.
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