This is probably going to be a little long to explain. My ds and I are currently staying with my mom and dad. We have been here for about twelve days after being evacuated from our home due to flooding. Dh is back at home and has been coming to visit on his days off. We are very close to my parents and ds has a great relationship with them however he has been very rude on and off towards my mom for no apparent reason. He will do things like give my dad a big hug, then ignore my mom and sort of look for her reaction. He is sometimes outright verbally mean too..saying things like "I don't want you to read to me. Only my mama can read to me." Things along those lines. I'm confused about it, but I'm trying not to make a big deal out of it, but I also want him to know that his rude behavior is not acceptable. I respect his autonomy regarding the hugs, but I feel like he's doing it to intentionally make my mom feel bad. He doesn't behave this way with anyone else, btw. Some days he seems to be much better and is very sweet to her, but it has been very unpredictable. DH thinks that he is just going through a phase and he's trying to exert his individuality, but he really is making my mom feel bad. The hug thing happened last night and she cried about it after we left. Any advice or insight into this would be greatly appreciated as I really don't know quite how to approach this.