Lynette - posted on 02/24/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
My 4 old had been a very behaved child up until his brother was born this past July. It went down hill from there. He had become selfish and took a lot of steps back and decided he wasn't potty trained anymore.
We thought we had worked with him and have gotten him out of his little phase by showing him we loved him just as much as his brother, we put him in preschool so he could be with kids his own age and make friends. He had started doing really really well.
Then about a month ago he's started ignoring us completely, he won't clean his room, he back talks, he says when i cook it is disgusting and will only eat lunchables. He is good if we go out places with family or friends, it is just at home I've tried everything I can think of but nothing is working... it's just like he is shutting us out. My husband has been laid off and is starting back at a full time job next week so I won't have him to help as much anymore and I need to know what to do... I love my little boy so much and I want him to know that, but I don't know how much more i can take of his backtalking, and rude comments.
And I feel completely embarrassed because he decided it was a good idea to expose himself in preschool yesterday. We explained to him what his body parts are and that he is to not do stuff like that.
Please help me.
and sorry if this is jumbled... I'm on lack of sleep because his brother is teething.