Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Chris | 2009/12/23


19 Month old - dad problems

I' m a dad of a 19 month old boy, I love him to bits and try to spend all my free time with him, unfortunately he wants to be with his grandpa more that with me, how do dad' s handle rejection like this??

Expert's Reply



This is not rejection it is just a phase that your son is going through. Be patient and continue to behave just as you are doing with your son.You are showing him lots of love and that always pays off in the end. Your son will soon turn his attention more towards you. In the meantime take a few tips from his grandfather and see if there is something that he is doing that keeps your son amused and makes him so keen to be in his company.

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Posted by: Purple | 2009/12/23

Its not really rejection - he doesn' t have enough knowledge to do something willfull like that.

If you carry on spending tmie with him like you do, you will form a special bond as time goes on and have a good relationship.

Grandparents are special to children - they have more patience than parents, they stress less about the little things - because they' ve seen it all before and they do different things with children and aren' t involved in the " eat your vegetables, wash that mud off"  squabbles parents have to be.

Keep on doing what you are doing and as with any relationship, it grows with time.

It' s also not rejection when your son turns 4 and starts yelling that he hates you every time you tell him he can' t do something. It' s normal, just respond that you love him - and move on.

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