06-11-2020 06:40 PM
06-11-2020 09:50 PM
Hello @Debsy123 , thanks for sharing your story. It sounds like you have your hands full at times with your son! From the sounds of it, you have a great relationship with your son and his father, and have a great parenting set up arranged. I am sorry that you have recently started to disagree with your son's father about your varied approaches to parenting your son and his emotional expressions. I can imagine that there are a lot of factors involved in this situation and that there might be different perspectives on how to help your son. Have you had a chance to talk to anyone from your son's school about this, such as the school counsellor or psychologist? They may be able to support you further with this and could arrange to have a chat with your son if you would like.
I also think it would be really helpful for you to get some professional advice around this. We have a free parents support service that you can use to chat with a qualified counsellor about any parenting issues you may be having - you can check that out here if you're interested. Another service that could be helpful for you is Parentline. You can reach them on 13 22 89, from 8am to midnight, 7 days of the week and have a chat with a professional counsellor. I hope that you find this to be helpful. Please feel free to keep us updated here on the forums!
06-11-2020 09:55 PM
06-12-2020 11:43 AM
Hey @Debsy123 it's so tough in those pre-teen years, so many emotions and changes happening. It would be hard coming from different perspectives in regards to the crying. It does sound like you both care a lot for your boy and I'm sure he knows that.
It sounds like with all the emotions he is going through, seeing a counselor could be helpful. How do you think he would feel about that?