Why does my son become aggressive when I talk to my wife?
Q: My son is 3 years old. He hates me and gets very aggressive when I talk to my wife. He becomes upset and is difficult to manage at that time. Lately, he has become very resentful of me, especially when he is with his mother. But when I am alone with him, he acts normally and becomes very friendly. How should I deal with this?
A:I do not think it is accurate to say that your son hates you. He is very attached to his mother and you are right to observe that he resents your talking to his mother. This is a stage most children go through, though it is not always so explicit. You do not have to worry about it. He will grow out of it. Just make sure you spend time with him and that he has fun when he is with you.