6 year old draining me! Always wanting Attention! Sincerely Supermom

Sasha - posted on 03/15/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hey moms! I'm new to the site but I have some burning questions regarding my 6 year old son. I have a 6 year old son and a 2 month old son. I love being their mother. My husband works, and I am a stay at home mom. My days are filled with doing things for my children and taking care of home. I play with my 6 year old and watch movies with him often, we are very close and affectionate. I have a 2 month old that I am breastfeeding and our bond is stronger than ever! he cry for me constantly. My issue is that when my attention is not on my 6 year old for just 10 minutes or so, he starts acting out to get attention. For example, he will make loud noises with his toys while looking at me, he will interrupt conversations that I have with my husband, and if I am talking to the baby for one minute, he will add something (trying extremely hard) He is a smart, funny and loving child but at times he can be manipulative (says what he think I want to hear to get his way), he can be pushy (he will respond negatively when he doesn't get his way) He talks about himself saying all the things that he can do (Daddy and I give him a lot of praise and positive attention) I love my son but is draining that he needs constant attention, he also lies a lot! I get really sad when he tells lies. How can I give him attention without draining myself?! Am I doing something wrong? He has been the only child for 6 years, and he even behaved this way before a new baby! He was the child that received all the visits, gifts, and received a lot of attention from relatives. My new baby only has me and Dad to give him attention.

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Shelley - posted on 03/21/2015

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U could always try after school activities for him or playdates even. And also maybe give him a few chores to help him wthe transition of having a baby in the house. And maybe watch a movie with him to keep him occupied.

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