Kristin - posted on 07/07/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
i need some help desperately.
my son is 2, my step son is 10, and my step daughter is 13.
my son loves his brother and sister sooooooo much! it's adorable. but the problem is, my son is always up my step son's butt and it annoys him. when he come back from being with his mom, my son almost never leaves his side. my ss will go into his room to play the xbox and my son is right beside him. he gives him a broken controller to play with and my son will sit beside him and pretend he is playing too. it's so cute! but what is not cute and annoying to my ss is when my he tries to do something and my son is always in the way or wanting to play. like when he sits down and we are all watching tv together. my son will start to jump on him and throw things at him to make him play when my ss doesn't want to play. when we eat, my son moves himself over to my ss plate and starts throwing his food and tries to eat it. when my ss is playing his psp, my son will come up and want to play too so he grabs it and throws it across the room.
now i understand that my son is just over the moon about his big brother and loves him so much. when he goes to his moms, my son misses him and calls for him. when he comes back home, my son just wants to play all day long with him but my ss doesn't. i understand that my 10 year old ss doesn't want to play with a 2 year old all day long, but i do expect him to show him attention and not just be annoyed with him.
i just don't know what to do!!!!! i can't seem to distract my son with anything else when my ss is around. my 2 year old son will even throw things at my ss and hurt him. he thinks he is playing and it's funny. we correct him immediately. i put him on time out and i smack his butt. when time out is over, my son will go over and say sorry to him and give him a hug and kiss. but then he will do it again!
he just doesn't seem to listen when my ss is around. he doesn't really act this way with his sister. i think it's because she shows him more attention when she is there and my ss doesn't. also, when my ss does play with my son, they rough house and he thinks that is funner than playing with his sister.
i just need some suggestions or something. i can see my ss being so annoyed with my son and with me because i think he thinks i just allow this to happen. how can i get my son to stop being like this with my ss?????????? i'm sure he will eventually grow out of this, but for now, i need HELP!