do you play with your kids all day?

Rachel - posted on 10/07/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Help, he cant entertain himself for 5 minutes! my 2.5 yo son is very inquisitive and stubborn, i have tried to show him how to play and he has plenty of contact with other children (which he loves) but when home, all he wants to do is torment his baby sister ie cause her pain. when hes not hurting her he's trying to climb on everything so that he can reach everything i have had to put out of his reach.i try to get him out of the house because i know hes bored but anywhere i take him he just runs off ,its really quite dangerous and he hasnt a care in the world when he loses me in a public place. when i take him to friends houses he goes through their cupboards and pumps their soap, tries on their make-up and uses their toothbrushes!

help!!! i feel like im stuck at home all the time just disciplining him all day long. should i spend all day playing with him/engaging him?

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Laura - posted on 10/07/2009

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im not sure on this but its seems hes looking for mom time. kids if they want your undivided attention they will get it even if it means being bad. when you eat meals try sitting right beside him and eat with him. take an hour out of the day and just play with him whatever his fav thing is.. during that time dont get on the phone or try to do chores in that hour spend very sec if you can with him.. it might take awhile and it might go bad the 1st few times, if hes feeling like hes not getting your attention lately. but try that when you do laundry make him feel imp ask him if he would like to help you like when you take the clothes out of the washing machine open the dryer and let him push in the cloths and push the button to start it. (my son loves this) then afterwards sometimes if he did a good job we will go eat cookies together.



when we go out or out to friends houses a good way to make him behave but letting him think hes in control do this.. at home draw a house and let him color it hang it on the refrigerator everytime he is good when you go out come home and put a point in his house by the end of the week if he has so many points and was good while you were out then let him pick out something.. like that night you could make cookies together or go out with just mom and dad that weekend to dinner or go to the dollar store and pick out a toy. and i say the dollar store and not somewhere else b/c one if he picks that everytime the toys will get bigger and bigger lol and dollar toys are smaller and break or get lost by next week so it will give him something to look forward to and he might behave better that next week for you. everytime you put a point or take away a point from his house let him see you do this so he knows your serious. hope this helps good luck :)

Rachel - posted on 10/07/2009

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what do all you stay at home mums do with your kids all day? and how do you get any housework done? my boy wont play on his own unless i lock him in the toy room and has been this way since birth????

Rachel - posted on 10/07/2009

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what do all you stay at home mums do with your kids all day? and how do you get any housework done? my boy wont play on his own unless i lock him in the toy room and has been this way since birth????

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