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i married my husband a year ago. i have 2 children from a previous marriage and my husband also has a son from his first marriage. unfortunately, my step sons mother died when he was 6 months old (way before i married his father). i am now 8 months pregnant. basically since my husband and his 4 year old son moved in with me, his son has been acting up in various ways. he wets the bed 2-3 times a night, he refuses to eat or if he does eat it takes him hours to complete his meal. he hardly sleeps, sometimes i wake up in the middle of the night and find him playing in his bed. he has also on occasion after he has been to the toilet smeared his faeces all over the bathroom walls and floors. when i ask him about why he doesnt eat and why he purposely wees himself (because we have established he does not has a bladder problem) he answers 'because it makes mummy and daddy unhappy'. after watching a few super nanny episodes i decided to try to make him sit at the dinner table until he has completed his meal. and if hes not eating, make him stand on the wall for 4 minutes and then return him to the dinner table. this can take up to 4 hours. i am literally about to break down. im so worried that this will continue, because i have a new born baby on its way and i dont think i can deal with any less sleep. does anyone know what i should do????