9 year old separation anxiety?
Sleepymumma · 01/08/2020 15:52
My 9 year old DS has always been an anxious child but over the past 18 months he is getting really upset when sleeping at his grandparents house. Up until last Easter he would happily spend the night with them and even went on holiday for a week, a couple of times, with them with no problems,
He stayed at their house a couple of weeks ago and spent the whole night in tears. When I asked him why he’s getting so upset he said it’s because he misses me and his dad and if something was to happen we couldn’t get to him quickly (his grandparents live about 40 minutes away). He us perfectly happy with his grandparents during the day but it all gets too much for him at night.
Has anyone else experienced this or have any advice on how to help him overcome this? I’m worried that he’ll miss out on so much fun if he can’t sleep away from home - school trips, sleepovers etc. His grandparents spoil him rotten when he’s with them and are happy to try and persevere with helping him overcome this but so far everything we’ve tried doesn’t work.
The current situation hasn’t helped matters in that he’s not been able to spend anytime with his grandparents during lockdown and has obvious been with me and his dad constantly for months but this started a long time before lockdown. I just want him to be able to see sleeping away from home as an adventure and fun rather than something to worry about. Any advice gr
Sleepymumma · 01/08/2020 15:53
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Any advice gratefully received. Thank you
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