My Son is Worried that the Baby Will Experience A Similar Babyhood to His Own
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|Wed, 06-01-2011 - 5:39pm|
My 4 yr old ds started having some issues with bed wetting and pooping in his pants after being potty trained for quite a while and never having had any bed wetting issues. After prying a little deeper, it seems that there is a possibility that my ds fears that this baby will have to endure some of the things he went through as a baby. His bio-dad/my ex-husband is really just a bad human being... so now, ds associates babydom with suffering. He loves his little brother so much already and has expressed some major concerns about the safety of the baby. DH and I didn't even think about this as an issue. So, we've scheduled ds for some play therapy to get a bit of a psychological "tune-up." This is kinda the first time DH has really experienced first-hand the backlash from my first marriage and I can tell he's anxious about all of this. I'm very nervous also about the initial parent meeting with the therapist where I have disclose all the nitty-gritty details.
Has anyone else had any experience with this issue?