Four year old attitude

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My four year old has developed a horrible attitude. Here's the situation. My fiancee and I have had a long distance relationship for a few years. After he had gotten a promotion at work, I had decided to move to the town he lived in, which is 3 1/2 hours away. My fiancee is not my son's father. Since we have moved here, he has had a horrible attitude. Tells me he hates me. Tells me to go to h3LL. Hits me. Hits his little brother. Time outs aren't working. Spankings aren't working. Taking away toys isn't working. I don't know what more to do. This is tearing me apart inside. I just want my little prince back. I know this is a huge adjustment for him. How can I make this easier for him? I've tried to spend one on one time with him and so has my fiancee. It works for a few hours and then it's right back to the same thing. Please help.

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Stephanie - posted on 04/09/2009

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Hello, I am afraid I don't have they answers for you but wanted to let you know you are not alone!! I also have a son who is 4 1/2 yrs old, who now I would consider out of control! We have not switched homes and his father, my husband lives in the home with us but travels alot for work. He seems to have changed over night. I feel like there is a great divide between us. In fact he told me "sorry mom we just don't get along!" HEARTBREAKING... He does not listen or follow directions, he talks back, refuses to help clean up messes, fights with his younger brother constantly and is now setting a bad example for him! I myself am at a loss as to how to change this behavior. I have tried everything you have and gotten the same results. Please know that your move and fiancee could have everything to do with it OR nothing at all! It may just be the age !! Good Luck !!

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