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04/05/2013 at 12:12
I know he is finding school a lot more tiring , they are pushing them more in preparation for next year and he's not a very academic type. He's also having his speech therapy on top. But I'm struggling to like him at times. He is a grump and moany and whingy and doesn't want to do anything nice when I suggest it. He will often say NO point blank when I ask him to do something then scream and sob when I lose my rag and shout at him.
He does have a good side! He can be extremely loving and funny. But atm I am just struggling with the daily stroppiness.
He is at core a lot like his father (my H is a moody type, would rather stay at home, but being an adult he knows not to behave like this! )
I don't know how to deal with him all I feel atm is like a ask him and ask him over and over again to do things/not do things/if he'd like to do something and then end up shouting at him .
04/05/2013 at 12:57
I know what you mean M-L, it's the same here. I ask him something three or four times, get no answer so go ahead anyway, then he throws a strop because he didn't get what he wanted. It is hard but it is getting a bit better here of late, I think the better weather is helping and the fact they can get outdoors more. I'm trying to focus on the nice bits at the moment!
04/05/2013 at 16:52
Does yours do this one? B will ask me a question and I will answer it. He then immediately asks the same question again because he hasn't listened to my answer. Or I will say soemthing and he just repeats it back to me blankly for example - you'll need a jumper today. He then says I'll need a jumper today?
Although until I read your psot I thought B's fien at the moment, but when I say at the moment I mean in the last 30 seconds
But whingy and moany and close to tears for msot things at the mo and then there's him
04/05/2013 at 17:00
Not quite like that QI, but he will try to get my attention then not bother to ask me anything, rather like this:
Me: 'Yes, what is it?'
It usually stops at this point when I give up!
04/05/2013 at 17:06
U does that one of repeating mummy again and again.
Or if B does say Mummy and I say B in return he then says what? Well you said my naem I assumed you wanted something.
04/05/2013 at 20:05
Oh, he never listens. I repeat and repeat myself and have to raise my voice to get him to hear me and then he goes "DON'T SHOUT AT ME MUMMY!"
I feel like a bad mummy because I find him so frustrating that we end up shouting at each other. I never want to be a shouty parent.
Also H is having a bad couple of days atm (health wise) and he has a really short fuse with E and then I get defensive on E's behalf and end up arguing with H. Its been a bad day here :-(
04/05/2013 at 20:09
I hear you, my 4.5 year old is prone to outrageous screaming tantrums at the moment that really wear me down. Hope H picks up and tomorrow is a better day x
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