Jenna - posted on 06/26/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )
My four year old has realized that when she acts like a kitty she will get attention from people. She has been acting this way for a couple of months but her kitty behavior has increased more in the last couple of weeks. I just figure it is a phase and she will grow out of it, but it drives my husband crazy! He is constantly telling her to shut the "f" up and that her voice is getting on his nerves.
On top of that she is very jealous of her baby brother and acts up, yelling at him, taking his toys, pushing him, etc. My husband is always yelling at her at the top of his lungs, usually within 5 minutes of being home. He has even smacked her twice this week. All of this is making me very upset.
I feel like her acting like a kitty is no big deal but my husband is very angry at her for this behavior. He is always angry at our daughter. I try to talk to him about it but he just screams and yells and than the baby starts crying.
There is too much stress going on in our home and I need some advice.
Also... my husband has a ten year old son that lives 3 1/2 hours away. He molested my daughter and he is not allowed around the children. My husband does not talk to his ten year old but every 3-5 weeks for a few minutes. (His ten year old never calls him unless he wants a present). I feel like my husband is angry with our four year old when none of this is her fault.