Tammy - posted on 05/16/2016 ( 15 moms have responded )
When I was pregnant with my son my then 3 yo daughter made it clear that she wanted no part of having a sibling! She even tried to kick my belly several times. At the hospital she was so upset that I had a baby they had to take her out of the room screaming and crying. She is now 5 and he is 2 and she has made our lives a living nightmare! She whines and throws tantrums constantly. As soon as she wakes up in the morning she screams in her brothers face and is very aggressive towards him and towards my husband and I. She hits and kicks us and him and tells us to throw brother away. She has knocked him in the face, kicked him, burned him and saw him fall in the pool and go under and she just laughed while I screamed and rushed to get him. We've tried spending ALLOT of quality time with her, putting her in time outs and privileges taken away but nothing has seems to work. It's caused havoc on our marriage bcse we basically can't spend the weekends all together bcse it ends up her just acting horrible. I should mention that she is in Pre-school full time. Her teachers have told me several times that she is their best student in the class. And that she always minds is attentive and just a all around well rounded child. I'm glad that she is good at school but it's infuriating that she knows how to behave but refuses to do it for me or my husband. School lets out this week and I will have both of them ALL day ALL summer! I had them both last summer and almost lost my sanity. I have recently felt the need to make a appointment with a family therapist. I'm hoping to get some answers there. Has anyone else dealt with a child going through severe jealously? I have talked to several moms and they just look at me like I'm crazy or dismiss it as oh it's just a stage. The problem now is my son is now kicking hitting biting and being aggressive at his Mothers Day out program. Another problem is I'm starting to resent being her mother. The more I give the more she takes. I'm emotionally exhausted and at my wits end. How long can this possible go on for? I've tried all the parenting advice on what to do! My joy as a parent has been drained! Has anyone dealt with this before?