Single mom , with a spoiled 6 year old, having a bit of trouble with temper tantrums

Amanda - posted on 12/25/2014 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My sons spoiled and i seem to have a soft spot for him because of the fact his father and I are divorced. I don't want him to feel like he is missing anything. He does things sometimes with out even thinking and when i put him in time out he gets super upset, apologizes and lets me know he wont do it again. and its an ongoing thing. what do i do?

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Ev - posted on 12/25/2014

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You should find something and stick with it. Moving around like this does have an impact on a child. CHanging schools all the time does not give a child a stable routine. Have you settled down to stay one place?

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Amanda - posted on 12/25/2014

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job opportunities and trying to find a good environment for my son. yes his rather is in his life, thats why i moved to canada so he can have both of us in his life.

Amanda - posted on 12/25/2014

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I want to say everyone spoils him, he's the only child in the family and it means the world to them. I do get what you are saying and i have to put my foot down and be more firm with him. he definitely is not out of control, i do have control over him but their are times where I'm just overstressed and don't have the patience for him and he throws these tantrums, he does know we have rules and when i say something it needs to happen. but at the same time we have moved around so much, from country to country, state to state its been tough.

Ev - posted on 12/25/2014

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You can have a soft spot for your child but you also have to keep order and rules followed and if he can not follow them he needs to face the consequences of his actions plain and simple. You have to keep consistent with it. When my ex and I divorced I did not change how I did rules and discipline. Kids still need that consistency and if you give him what he wants when he wants it or let him get away with things and then suddenly decide he needs time out for doing something, it defeats the purpose. MY son was 5 when the divorced happened. I did not deviate from the way I handled him when he tossed fits. Also you said he is spoiled? Who spoils him? THat also needs to stop.

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