My son grieves for the great grandfather he has never met

Your son may be wondering more about the family history and not know how to ask, says our expert Annalisa Barbieri My partner and I have a five-year-old son, who seems to be happy and thriving. We live far away from any other family members . I am estranged from my family (my parents divorced when I was young and neither was a very interested parent ) . We’ve had various ensuing issues , therefore he has never known them . My grandfather died when I was 14 . I was very close to him and missed him a lot . Around that time I started experiencing anxiety and sadness. I have mentioned my grandfather a few times to my son , nothing in too much detail. But periodically he becomes very upset, sobbing because he “misses Grampy”. I find it worrying as his tears are real, as if he is experiencing loss or loneliness . Continue reading...