Since 8 years old, my son always likes to talk and behave nonsense in front of me. He likes to act cute or like a baby mimicking a cute voice and pretending to be like a baby only to me. To others he behaves like his age. When I talk to him seriously he would say things like "I love you mama, you are awesome," but never focus or response to what I'm saying.
He also like to hold and hug me. He would like to kiss me even when I'm talking serious stuff. I don't understand why and I have talked to him since 8 years old but he never changed even though he say he would and he doesn't seem to understand why I'm so upset and pissed off by his behaviour.
I don't seem to be able to hold a normal conversation with him. I get frustrated and I'm going crazy and resent him. I think he is trying to get my attention too much. He is too insecure and fear I may abandon him even though I may assure him I won't. It could also be because of the constant conflict at home. His father and I were divorced. He witnessed too much fights at home. This could have affected him.
Why is he behaving like this and what can I do to encourage him to act his age?