I'm hoping someone out there has some ideas on how to deal with my 3yo who is super clingy and demanding at the same time as I need space (to grieve).
Yesterday was an absolute nightmare where my son's hair-trigger temper and absolute dictatorial behaviour = two complete meltdowns (both myself and him) before lunch! I know he is undoubtedly responding at least in part to my mental state, but I just don't have the mental stamina to give as much as he seems to need at the moment. I also realize that in feeling insecure he's trying to regain his sense of control over things, but his dictatorial tyrany is over the top (I'm sorry, but he CANNOT tell me when I can or can't go pee or go upstairs/downstairs!)
He did go out to the grandparents today so I could have a bit of a break but it made me realize how bad his insecurity is. Normally he LOVES to go with them, today we had to use all our convincing to get him to go.
Please help if you can, I'm desperate here!