My partner and I are expecting our first baby together in January (my first, his second) we have just told his 11 yr old son, who took the news really well and was super excited. Until people started telling him he will get ignored when the baby comes along. We have made sure we try and have him involved in discussions and let him know he's going to be a 'super cool' big brother etc. however this weekend is the first weekend he has stayed over with us since hearing the news, and is now petrified of sleeping on his own. He does sometimes be a bit funny about it, so we let the dog sleep in his room and keep a nightlight on which seems to settle him down. But this time he is much worse!
Could the news of the new baby be causing him to be a troubled sleeper with us now, or could it also be for attention?
I know his mother lets him sleep with her a lot as she is very dependent on him and vice versa. However, I don't believe at 11yrs old he should be moving into our room/bed :/
Could this all be related... What could we do to help him?