Michelle - posted on 04/18/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
I am having a VERY hard time with my son. He is extremely stubborn and wants control of everything. (He has been this way since birth!). I am having a hard time with discipline. I have tried "time out" a couple of times and it has worked. So for big things I will do that. But we are going through these power struggles where he sees what he can get out of me. For instance, he'll ask for food to see if I'll give it to him and then once he's gotten it, throw it on the floor or scream and cry NO!!!! I know these things are normal, but the "normal" discipline doesn't seem to be working with him and we do not want to hit/spank him. I am at my wits end some days! He does not seem to see me as an authority figure. But he does, my mom. I do not let him walk all over me though! And I am a SAHM so he gets plenty of quality time just he and I.