Brandi - posted on 08/27/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have a two year old and need some advivce/help and some sanity. I love him so much, but he is driving me to my wits-end. The thing is, he is great for everybody BUT ME! So you'd think that I was lax or too easy going on him, but that isnt' the case. His father and I discipline the same way and I just get no respect from him. He will stare me down, kick and scream, and repeat and repeat the "offense" that gets him into trouble. I've tried time-out, spankings on the hiney, taking away toys... what is left. I've tried reasoning calmly with him, yelling at him... just about everything you can think of. It is to the point where I feel I'm going to have to get profession help for myself and my son. We spend time together and when he is good - he is gold, but every afternoon we battle nap time (which he deperately needs, or he gets more grouchy), we battle diapers and potty training (he has a younger brother and stopped potty training when Benjamin was getting more attention in the diaper dept), he gets into things to the point where it could be dangerous and child safetly locks are a complete joke!
Please, somebody tell me another way so I can help my son and help myslef! I am in tears all the time.