Alison - posted on 08/04/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
I need some advices on what to do with a 3yr old that won't listen and thinks it's ok to hit his mommy. My husband and I have been separated for 4mo going in to 5mo. I have my son fulltime, he sees his dad everyother weekend if it would out with his dad's work schedule. My son is very active and can't sit still unless he's tired. I've been having issues with my son not listening or respecting me as authority figure..he tells me he's boss,will back talk to me... when tell him not to do something he does it anyways. I've tried talking with him at his level, time outs, even a little tap on the butt which he just turned around and hit me ( i no longer do that as i feel it just encourages hitting). I'm alone and don't know what to do. My husband livings with his parents out of state, when I ask him for help, I get from him is that I'm glad it not me dealing with him. My husband has no patience with our son. I love my son so much and feel I'm at a lost.... Anyone have any advice on how to get a 3 yr old to listen and respect his mom?