what can i do about my aggressive 4 year old son

Jeannie - posted on 05/04/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




i have a son who is 4 and 2 daughters ages 3 an 1. my son is aggressive towards his sisers and me! throws tantrums , toys and anything else! screams at me and his sisters. i just dont know what to do anymore and time out doesnt work he thinks its a game. i even tried haveing him in theropy. any ideas would be great! thank you


Marika - posted on 06/02/2011




My son is 3.5 years old and went through the same stage, it is a horrible stage and most boys goes through this, expecially if he is the oldest. The reason for this behaviour is all about jealousy. He knows that he will get attention if he behave badly and my son did excactly the same thing. It is very hard for them to get use to new brothers and sisters in the house. They always use to get all the attention and now they hardly get any attention because mummy is always busy with the other children and believe me I understand what your going through, it is not easy to divide your attention between 3 kids and still needs to deal with the household exc. I try to spend alteast 30 min every night with my son before bedtime, playing in use room or reading him books. The 30 minutes is our time together and it really helps, because he feels content and is much more relax and not so jealous anymore.
Good luck and hope you can find something that will work.

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