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4-year-old DS: I don't like Daddy

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holypants Thu 18-Dec-14 21:19:00

My DS is going through a stage of being quite clingy around me while repeatedly telling DH that he doesn't love him. DH is a wonderful, very present dad, we share childcare pretty much 50/50 as we both work from home. Obviously, this upsets him and I think he finds it hard not to show that he is a little hurt, particularly when DS bursts into tears whenever DH picks him up from school rather than me. I'm not sure whether ds regards it as a game or whether it's a response to my having to work quite a lot recently. But I'm keen to nip it all in the bud and would welcome any suggestions.

weebigmamma Sun 21-Dec-14 12:07:21

Awww! This is probably a really stupid question but have you asked your son why he doesn't like daddy? There might be something really simple that's happening that could be fixed, or something that needs explained. I think kids do get randomly clingy sometimes though (my girl used to be so whiney and crabbit and then as soon as her dad walked through the door she'd be delighted and rush over to hug him. grrrr!)

trolleycoin Wed 31-Dec-14 00:04:11

Bump. I have the same problem. How long do these phases last?

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