toddler problems caused by new relationship
Hi, I'm new to this blog but am in some desperate need of some good advice-preferably from some one who has had/having the same experience.
I a m a single parent of a two and a half yr old girl, I have always been a single parent as her dad requested no involovement and they have never met.
I have started a relationship and it has now been going for 6 months and am deeply in love. I am having alot of trouble with my girl accepingg having someone else around alot of the time(it is not a live in relationship) She is making it impossible for my new partner to bond with her, she is throwng tantrums-mainly aimed around things he is doing, although he may only be trying to help her do something. He treats her extremely well and has never done anything to make her dislike him. She is fine most of the time he isn't here and asks about him and says she misses him but the moment he's around she treats him as the competition. I know she's used to it only being the 2 of us and is doing this all for extra attention but i really need some tips to help me cope with her being like this as she's always been a good kid iv'e run out of ideas lately. I feel 6 months has been quite some time for her to start to adjust, and while she is used to him being around we kust dont know what ele to do to make her realise there is no comp. anyone think maybe they need to spend time without me to form their own bond? what other suggestions are there please???