My 6 almost 7 yr old and I are not very connected or bonded. We were very bonded when he was a toddler and a baby. He was always more of a daddies boy then my other two who where mommies boys. He is the oldest. He has become a very angry child. And I really do feel like its because we are not well connected. He sees how bonded and affectionate I am with the other two and he craves that. But then he always goes to his dad instead. I try, to be more affectionate with him, but then when I do he spends every second of his day on my heels constantly jumping on me an mauling me. I try to be patient, but he will start jumping on my back and last time he hurt me. When I make an effort he goes overboard, when I back off in effort to get him to back off, he get mean and angry...
What is wrong with me? Why am I able to find a healthy balance with my other two but not him? I love him, and it breaks my heart to see this constant struggle between the two of us. And I don't even know where it started, just seemed like one day he wanted dad and not me, and we grew apart and now I dont' know how to reconnect.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:58 PM on Jun. 21, 2011 in General Parenting
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