My youngest son (3) is driving me crazy! Help?

Sienna - posted on 05/31/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




I have 3 sons and my oldest 2 and mild as can be, unusually sweet, loving, gentle boys!
My third is a whole different ball game, if I didn't know better I would swear he chugs redbull when I'm not looking!
I love them all to pieces, but boy, I feel like I'm loosing it!

We build a tower and a family and he kicks it down, we are all enjoying a nice meal and he throws his food at us, we are all playing in the fields and he runs into the pig pasture and hits the poor pigs, he pulls my hair, and loves to pull down my clothing in public, and while he does all of this he laughs like a little maniac!

I've tried time outs, he loves them! I've tried ignoring it, that's Ben better for him because he can cause more havoc.

I have my teaching degree and I know that this appears to be signs of needing more attention but I seriously don't know how much more attention I can give him. He is with me 24/7 and I'm constantly interacting with him!

He's like the freaking energizer bunny he literally doesn't stop until he passes out at 9.

Anyone experienced this?! And advice?


Katherine - posted on 05/31/2012




I can relate. My 6 year old was like that. I started doing a rewards chart with her. SHe's still pretty hyper now but not as.....

Maybe you can spend some time with him one on one? Take him to the park for an hour and have dad watch the other one? The rewards chart always worked well for me. It was good incentive and turned the bad into positive.


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