Maria - posted on 03/13/2009 ( 28 moms have responded )
My son just turned 5 and everything is a battle. I have to ask him 10 times to come to the table, to brush his teeth, to get in the bath, to pick out his books. He doesn't listen. He says "no", tries to make deals, thinks he makes the rules. He has refused dinner 2 nights in a row and is starting to yell at us/get mad...We did just have a baby in November and I know this is some part of it but I really don't know what to do about it. We try to give him one on one time but he seems excessively cranky! I realize that this is somewhat typical 5 year old behavior, pushing limits and all but I just need some suggestions from those who have experienced similar behavior.