Grandma's Toddler Rejection
I live on the other side of the country from my 2 1/2 year old grandson. Recently we met in the middle for a family wedding. When I approached him, he gave me a hug and pulled away. From then on, I observed that he smiled and went to others, no problem, even when he looked at me he would say "no". This went on for a week while we were there. At the end of the week, my daughter in law's father was dying and I went back to their home to help out. I met with the same rejection while visiting them and watched members of my daughter in laws family interact with him without rejection but with me it was always "no". This is crushing me as you can imagine. Now I'm back home and feeling awful about my visit with my grandson, any suggestions?