Bonding With A Toddler

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I'm a military Dad, and I just came home from a 3 month deployment. I have a son who just turned 1 year old and I have a problem of bonding with him. He seems to be afraid of me. He grew too fast and I understand that he does not know me, but I need your suggestions on how to bond.

Bonding With A Toddler

When you are absent from your toddler for a length of time due to illness, military service, or any other reason, he may be uncertain about your return. Let your toddler take the lead. Remain playful and available without forcing your presence on him. Try to engage together in a game or with a toy. You may also want to assist his primary caregiver with some daily tasks such as feeding, changing and bathing until he becomes more used to you. In time, your toddler will be come re-acquainted and will enjoy having you back in his life.



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