Need advice and fast!
I have 2 boys, 17 months and 3 yrs, Yesterday was just horrible!
My 3 yr old is very jealous, I can't do anything with little brother with out older brother getting all up in my face, pushing, causing some type of commotion.
He's very bright, always on the go, just doesnt slow down. I know some of this is worse because we just moved. But there has to be some type of control, and well I've lost it all. it has been worse since we moved (a week ago) but this has been on-going.
I try timeouts but he makes me chase him around the house to get him there, I've tried spanking, although honestly I hate doing it. (I grew up in a household where my mom and brother yelled screamed and she spanked all the time.. I do not want that for my son and I)
He spits raspberries at me, talks back, stomps his feet, slams doors.... I mean really I didnt think I would have to deal with this until he was like 12! I feel like he's a 12 yr old Girl going thru pms!!
What has worked for you? What are any ideas tips etc you might have.
I have tried spending one on one time with him, that makes it worse when the attention is not on him. We try to give him choices, and that's great but when it comes to something he has to do, and just doesn't want to it all goes south...
We thought he was going to be our baby (had lots of trouble getting pregnant) so we did give him lots of attention as a baby, i stayed at home p/t, we had a inhome caregiver, he always had someones attention.... I am starting to feel like we created a spoiled brat.. (and it hurts my heart so bad to think of him that way!) I'm in tears at the fact i just typed it out, but i am at a loss.....