Chassidy - posted on 11/26/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
I guess I can start with My sister and I well i guess you could say lax on discipline. Thats not to say we dont try. For the most we have pretty well behaved and well mannered children. And then theres Cayden who is my sister's youngest child and most defiant as well. While he is sweet and loving and says please and thank you most of the time, And would do anything in the world you asked him to, as long as it doesnt involve him not getting his way. He thinks he can do whatever, whenever, however he wants. No discipline phases him. Now you might think i am overexaggerating, but i assure you i am not. For intense, some of the things he gets in trouble for are screaming at the top of his lungs ( im not talking about crying either, think about the longest most blood boiling scream you have ever heard and thats what he does) for no good reason like his brother or sister said or did something he doesnt approve of. He will get things like corner time or he cant play outside things like that. And when enough is enough he does get a spanking. now when you do spank him or when you are talking to him in a stern voice he will just look at you and smile and laugh. When he gets spanked he will look at you straight in the face and say "that didnt hurt" and then laugh. And if you spank him again for being smart he will say "I was just saying it didnt hurt" and then say the second time he got spanked it didnt hurt either. He was the baby for four years and then my daughter and I moved here and she is 9 months old so he is no longer the baby. So yes there is jealousy. Now you could say he is acting this way because he wants the attention that he once had. But i assure you this behavior isnt anything new. My sister is at her wits end and would like suggestion on different discipline methods. And please dont say consistency because we know that. We appreciate the advice.
He has a 8 year old brother and 7 year old sister. The father is in the house although you might as well say my sister is a single mom. Cayden is mamas baby and on rare occasion is not in the same room with her.