I have had custody of my grandson since he was 15 months old. He loves his daddy, my son. My son works a lot and recently had a new baby.
For a while now, he will not let me out of his sight. If I go to bathroom, there he is. If I get up and walk into a different room, as soon as he notices me missing, he yells for me. It’s like that all day. I hear it at least 10 to 15 times a day. I sit on the couch and he sits right beside me.
I think maybe he feels abandoned by both of his parent who are both currently in drug treatment. I enrolled him in preschool and he went two days and did not want to go back. Next year he has to attend school. But I can’t go to a doctor. I love being with him but I think I may be harming him when he gets older.
He doesn’t want to do anything for himself but lately I have cracked down on that and am making him do things for himself. One doctor told me he may have ADHD. He is very very energetic. I’m so worried and have no one to ask advise but the doctor and he says he will grow out of it. But I tried to explain how serious it was but I don’t think he got the whole picture.
He is 4. And I’m 48. He is sitting by me now even as I type this. Does anyone have any advice on how to handle this situation? I can understand how he feels but I ensure him I’m not going anywhere ever. Maybe school will help when he starts.