Child Psychology Question
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My son is 5 and his mother and I were advised by his kindergarten teacher that he is having sad spells and doing things to get attention. We, his parents, have just started going through divorce proceedings but his mom has had depression and has been walking around the house is a sad depressed mood for the last 8, 10, or 12 months.
She called his family doctor and told him we were going through a divorce and that is why he is acting like that so his doctor has referred my son to a counselor. Now the divorce proceedings have only been going on for about 2 weeks and both of us parents are still in the same household.
So my question is would the divorce proceedings be the cause of my son acting this way in school or would it be because he has been subjected to a sad, depressed mom for the last year or two? She also fills him with a lot of uncertainty by saying " I don't know where we will be son" and " I don't know if we are even gonna have a Christmas this year son".
Just wondering if this all of the sudden has started his behavior or if he is just a product of his environment? BTW, mom is a stay at home mom and he has been with her more than me his entire life. Thanks