Kelly - posted on 05/25/2012 ( 10 moms have responded )
I feel like I am at the end of my rope. It seems like every night lately I go to bed feeling so guilty and helpless. I have a 4 year old son and my daughter will be 2 in June. they are complete opposites. My son was pretty much a perfect child, or close to it. Well, in the last month or so he's not the child he once was. Is there an issue or is this normal 4 year old behavior? I ask him questions, or just trying to talk to him in general and he ignores me, CONSTANTLY. It drives me crazy, so then I end up yelling to get an answer and of course I feel bad about that. Another new behavior is he just plain doesnt listen to his daddy or me. He says okay when we correct him but not even a minute is gone by and he's doing the same thing we just told him not to do. Another concern is that this week I caught him lying to me twice. It wasnt anything huge but thats not the point. On two different occassions I asked my son who did this or that and he blamed his sister. Where did this behavior come from? was he taught to lie or do kids just learn to lie on their own?