Our expert says:
Its not unusual for children, especially when they are too young to understand what's going on, to feel anger towards the parent who seems to have suddenly gone away for no reason the kid can understand. Presumably the boy is used to dad being around every day, and now sees it as annoying and puzzling why he isn't there every day, rather than enjoying the days when he is around. Its interesting that his tantrums seem to be so specifically aimed at his parents, who he is seeking to influence, rather than more broadly at other people.
Its also typical of distressed children, again especially the younger ones, that they may slide back for a time from existing developmental achievements. They may soil or wet themselves, or, as you describe, they may claim they need to be fed - a way of behaving like they did in the Good Old Days when dad was always around, and of making you physically take care of them.
As Caro says, dont let him rule you if he refuses to eat what he asked for, leave it acessible to him, but don't cook something diferent. He won't choose to remain hungry for long.
Usually such turbulence would settle down after around 6 months. Obviously at his age, it's hard to discus the situation with him in any detail, but have you asked him ( in a calm period ) what he feels so angry about, and why he thinks Dad isn't living with you now ? Slightly older children may also blame themselves for the departure of a parent, and at any age they may need to be explicitly re-assured by both parents that they ae still loved.
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