Caressa - posted on 06/21/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
My husband and I just welcomed our second son 4 weeks ago. We have a 16 year old daughter and a 3 1/2 year old son. Our daughter has been a great help with both her brothers. Shes a senior in high school and is currently trying to figure out what her plans are after she graduates. My 3 1/2 year old son on the other hand is having a hard time adjusting to the new baby.
He has his good and bad days, but lately more bad then good. He has always been my partner glued to my hip so I know this is a major adjustment cause he has to share his mommy now. We've been including him in EVERYTHING when it comes to feeding, changing the babies diaper, picking out his clothes. But lately he has been setting me off to the point where I can't stand looking at him. Asking him to pick up his room, get ready, eat without playing is such a headache. I am a stay at home mom and go to school full time online and I feel emotionally drained.
We tried making him a big boy chore list and getting stickers as rewards, we signed him up for Tee-Ball with Daddy for some alone time. I'v taking away all his toys and priviliges when he acts up. He cries and sceams when I put him in time out. And night time is another story. I've got up 15 + time and put him back in his own room on night.
Any new ideas and suggestions would be grately appreciated!