Sonya - posted on 07/17/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
I will try to go lay down in bed and read books or play bears or trains but all he does is want to jump on me and my tummy. I tell him Stop and he will fight to keep doing it. I'll remove him or myself from the bed and he will follow me. I'll sit down in the kitchen and he starts kicking me. I get him to try and stop by physically resisting him from kicking me but it makes him fight harder and go into a tantrum!.Then he screamed for 20 minutes on the floor and I put him in his crib and he screamed for 20 min more. I don't know how to curb this aggression. I can't do anything with out him having to climb on me and jump on me. I try to keep him stimulated by playing with him but he eventually starts hitting me or slapping me. I just don't feel like trying any more and I want to just let him watch t.v. all day so I can get some peace!
All the solutions I find on the internet are "tell him it's hurting you and not appropriate" "talk to him and get him to say what he wants" That would be my dream but unfortunately he has severe speech delay!
I am trying to keep my stress down for this pregnancy because of my high blood pressure. And I am on sick leave/bed rest because of it so we're at home all day and we can't go for walks.
I just don't know what I'm supposed to do with him all day. He doesn't like playdough he'll only colour for a minute or two. We can read books but that only lasts maybe 10 minutes. He can be obsessed with bubbles for hours but we only do it on the porch when it's nice outside. Play in the kitchen sink sounds like fun but is so much mess and usually ends in a struggle to keep the water in the sink.
I'm losing motivation. It's always a fight. Always a struggle and by the time dad gets home I just want to crawl in a hole.