My 3-year old cried and threw a tantrum yesterday morning, feeling upset that my wife had to go to work. It’s been months since he felt this way.
“I’ll miss her,” he said, sadly.
“Don’t worry,” I assured him. “You’ll see her again tonight.”
That didn’t work.
So that night, my wife took the time to talk to him. She goes to work, she explained, so she could earn money to buy him toys when he’s a good boy.
My 3-year old said nothing.
“But you know what?” my wife tried again. “This Friday, I’m not going to the office. We could spend the whole day together. Maybe we could play bowling.”
My 3-year old still said nothing.
My wife felt worried. Something is clearly bothering my 3-year old.
Then it happened.
“Mommy,” my 3-year old whispered. “If you don’t go to the office, what about my toy?”
- Saying Bye-Bye to Baby, Parenting.com
- 15 Ways to Ease Your Child's Fears, iVillage.com
- Control Back-to-School Anxiety, PsychCentral.com
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