When children cry in their sleep like this it can be very distressing for parents and grandparents.This is not uncommon particularly at this age.Your grandson is probably having 'night terrors' which is usually a passing phase. Go to him and do your best to calm him down and to reassure him.It is possible that his mother being away is aggravating his partiular problem, but he should respond to your reassurance.
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