Toddler Rejects Grandmother Advice

by Stephanie
(South Africa)

Hi there,


My 22 month old son stays with my mother when I work and they get along perfectly. However, as soon as I or anyone else comes along he totally rejects her! He tells her to go away and not to touch him or any of his things and even tells her not to come near mommy. She is a bit pushy when it comes to hugs and kisses, asking for them alot. It has come to the point where he will kiss me, his dad and his grandfather but refuses to kiss her. Sometimes his grandfather will almost force him to kiss grandma and then he totally flips out! I am at my wits end as I can see it really bothers her. What can I do?

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Jul 14, 2014
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Toddler Rejects Grandmother Advice
by: Michelle

Maybe Grand'ma has bad breath? It could be just that. Ask him in a subtile way... so he tells you. !

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by: Grandma

Hello Stephanie,

I can understand your frustration with your son. It's really hard for me to give advice of what is going on with him without knowing him, his grandma or the family. But, in my opinion a child at that age can be brutally honest about how they feel about another person, even if it is his grandma. I honestly think you have a gut feeling about what is going on with him, after all, this is the woman that raised you. I really don't think anybody should force him to show affection when he don't want to. There is something going on between him and his grandma that nobody can understand but them. I think asking everybody to back off and just let him come to her when he wants to will solve a lot of problems in the future. I really think that once everybody starts to respect his reaction to his grandma he will eventually open up and tell you what the problem is.

Grandma

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