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son not coping well with separation

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Mummyoftwo91 Tue 31-May-16 22:20:28

My husband left us about a month ago now and my 4 1/2 year old has not taken it well at all. His behaviour has been horrendous he's very angry and lasting out and spends most the day screaming or whining about anything and everything. He has been pushing his little sister around and just not being very nice, he keeps drawing pictures of our family without his dad in and says he thinks daddy doesn't love him anymore. I've spoke to his school they are trying to help him understand and reading him books ect and I've told my husband but I'm just mentally drained from him every day, I know this isn't his fault I just feel so sorry for him I don't know what to do to help

LadyReuleaux Tue 31-May-16 22:25:39

If you haven't so far, make sure you tell him it's not his fault, you both love him just as much as ever, etc - over and over again. And try feeding back to him his own feelings - "you're really upset, what's happened with daddy is really hard for you and you feel sad and worried, I understand, have a hug" etc.

Poor you as well flowers

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