Callanoptimist - posted on 08/07/2015 ( 7 moms have responded )
I don't want to have to say this about my Son, I don't think any Mother wants to feel like this is becoming the case, but it's happening.
My 2 year old, for the last 6 months, has become such a brat with absolutely everything, and nothing we do is changing it.
If he doesn't get what he wants, his tantrums esculate beyond belief, throwing, kicking, screaming, etc. But he hurts himself on purpose so he'll cry properly, and he does this on a regular base.
It's something as simple as saying "no" to refilling his bottle because he drinks it too fast, and we want him to wait, or as technical as taking a toy away because he's not playing with it nicely.
He trashes everything, he even went through a state of spitting on people when he didn't get what he wanted, and we don't even know where the heck he was taught that.
We're not bad parents, we do everything we can, with a good amount of discipline to try and avoid things like this, but it just seems discipline (such as time-out and taking toys away) isn't changing anything, he doesn't care about getting told off, he doesn't at all listen when he is told off.
500 times a day, there are multiple things in the house he is told not to touch, he knows, we know he knows not to touch them, but as soon as we're out of the room for 2 seconds, he runs straight to whatever it is, and plays with it. Every time he's caught, he's put in time-out, and then when he comes out, is told to say sorry, give a cuddle and go play, but it doesn't stop him. He does the same things over and over again.
I'm going out of wits end trying to find ways to make it all easier. I've read so many blogs, newsletters, everything to try and find ways to teach my Son "no", as well as keep my calm, as I can't help but feel hot headed when it's the same thing day in, day out.
He's not in child care yet, we barely get a break, maybe once every few months we'll get a couple hours away, but neither of us work at the moment, so we're both crammed in the house together 24/7, and it makes me feel horrible for feeling like I just want to run away.
It can't be my fault that he's like this?! I've never taught or shown anything that he's doing to get what he wants, I've always been straight forward, and nothing has ever changed with routines, discipline, nothing, besides trying out new types of discipline, but he still get's discipline when he's going the wrong thing, not always harshly like time-out or taking toys away, but a very stern talking to.
Does anyone else have this problem, or know how to help?!