Momma Of 4 - posted on 06/06/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
My son is 3 and started throwing fits, tantrums and being very mean as soon as his 3rd b-day hit.
He will say NO MOM I DONT WANT TO, stick out his tounge and blow spit at me. All of a sudden this week he has been taking his hand putting it behind his back so he can't hold my hand in parking lots and then tries hitting me if I try and grab his hand. (he even runs out into the lot if I can't grab his hand in time) Its really embarassing that people even tell him "Don't treat your mother like that!" I am not with his dad anymore and every time he gets in trouble he wants his dad (who hasn't seen him since mid-march) and tells me I'm a whiney girl and leave him alone. He also told me he wants a new mom.
I know this is typical 3 year old stuff... but I have tried talking calmly, I have screamed, I have spanked, I am even put soap in his mouth. I feel like its all very dramatic but not a solution. I feel so bad at the end of the day and am soo sad that we put each other through this. But I am at my wits end, I am super stressed out about it everyday, it makes me very angry and I have been getting tension headaches. I have fibromyalgia and stress worsens my symptoms. I need some techniques others have used and have worked.
Please help me!!!