L Y - posted on 04/21/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
Am hoping to get some help on our situation. My 5 y.o. grandson,Joey can be the most helpful, sweetest, kindest little man 90% of the time. My daughter is a single mom, works FT as well as manages the apartment bldg she lives in for rental discount. They only live a few blocks away so we are almost always around to give her a hand. Joey sleeps over at least twice a week, as well as we help out with her day care and keep him full days when there is no Kindergarten. Our problem is that he thinks that most things we bring into our home are for him. I admit we did spoil him but now he expects to get stuff every time he comes over or we go shopping. If we tell him the item is not for him he gets upset & starts to perform in a negative fashion.
Anyone have tips on how to change his attitude?? We (daughter, me & my hubby) have agreed to not buy him anything unless it is his B Day, Xmas or some other "special" Occasion.
Please help ...