my son is 18months old and his acting has if he has the terrible twos but a bit worse

Sandra - posted on 08/07/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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.............he tells me to shut up if i tell him off bites me when i pick him up and tends to use a few swear words were e got them from i do not kno......he lets my rabbits out of there cages.......pulls open his stair gates.....picks up ornaments n drops them.........gets bowls cups spoons n pans out of my cupboards........switches the tv on and off.......screams if u say no ....hits his head on the floor ...... throws his food evrywere.......he screams wen u try putting him in his pram .......he yells if u dont do somthing has soon has he asks........he decides when he wants to go to bed.....he screams n trys climbin out of the bath has soon has his feet touch the water........he pulls my hair n scrams me....calls random ppl nasty words has wer walkin dwn the road......hits other babys........hes just completely out of control!...........but after 5 minutes of showing off and being naughty he becomes a little angel ...tidyin up his toys after him.......brushin up the yard....helpin clean out his rabbits...........puts all the spoons and evrything away..........goes to bed wen u say ........ has a nice bath without hassal.......gives kisses n cwtches n says love you ........ every night i go to bed thinikin this is it hel be good tomoro but truth his he always has about 9 hrs of the day showing off and only 4 being good ... its wearing me out ......i h8 takin him out in public...and have stopped going to mother and toddlers bcoz of his behaviour towards others.........but i feel has though im letting my son down.........its almost like he has a split personality ...... his father and grandfather suffer from ADHD and i am rather worried this could be it or have i just got the very bad terrible twos early?

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Natasha - posted on 09/03/2009

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Are you often distracted and doing other things? My daughter is my middle child of 3 children and my youngest is only 2.5 months old. When I'm distracted with the baby I've noticed that she does alot of the bad behaviors that your son is doing. But after giving her 100% of my attention for only a short time, she turns in a sweet, well behaved child. I think that the way your boy is acting is totally normal for his age. My girl is always pulling angry faces and sticking her tongue out at strangers...lol.

Sandra - posted on 08/10/2009

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thankyou for the advise i will look on that site straight away!........i know i am way too soft on my son .......if i shout at him n he crys i tend to pick him up and hug him........i understand completely that u are just trying to help and i am very greatful!

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Please take this in the spirit that it's intended-to help you!



You need to immediately enroll in a parenting class. Your child is running all over for you and what he really needs is serious, regular and consistent disclipine. I would recommend a "Love and Logic" class if you can find it. See www.loveandlogic.com. I wish I had taken my love and logic class when my child was 6 months but we didn't know we needed help until he was 3 1/2. Still, the practises they taught have really helped and I plan on retaking the class because there's just so much more I know we could do with the information. And it's EASY and FUN, and it works, I promise! We are raising our second child completely differently and it's made a huge difference.



Kids don't come with instructions and they are manipulative and challenging creatures. Your son is taking advantage of the lack of discipline, and he'll really be a happier child if he knows the rules and is forced to follow them.

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