My just recently turned 2 year old is... well, he's HARD to put it nicely. He can talk very well for his age, but he seems to keep whining SO MUCH - he has been hard since birth .. I am getting warn out - feeling that defeated feeling. I am very consistant with discipline but it just doesn't seem to get easier/better. Even my mom shrugs her shoulder with him and she has raised 3 girls and did foster care and is the most wonderful person I know. I love my son with all my heart, sometimes i just feel overwhelmed... every step of the way seems SO hard with him... I try to be creative and fun and excited and playful but ugh.. it gets hard some days to maintain this.... He fights me when I change him, trying to potty train, nap time, bedtime, leaving the house, being in stores, getting dressed, getting pj's on, taking a bath - you name it- he is an ONLY child and will stay that way but how do I keep my spirits up?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:38 AM on Nov. 16, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 12:32 PM on Nov. 16, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:45 AM on Nov. 16, 2009
Answer by gdiamante at 11:46 AM on Nov. 16, 2009
Answer by jewjewbee at 11:58 AM on Nov. 16, 2009
Answer by Gailll at 12:04 PM on Nov. 16, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:37 PM on Nov. 16, 2009
Looks like he needs children of his own age to play with. Child day care perhaps for a few hours may help. Helps him as well as you for at least a few hours.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:46 PM on Nov. 16, 2009
Answer by mom2aspclboy at 1:01 PM on Nov. 16, 2009
I think you are trying too hard. Why be up and fun and creative for a kid who doesn't get anything out of it. And 2 is too young to potty train most boys! Arrange to go shopping without him once or twice a week and give yourself a break. You can't let this kid be your whole life. His progress doesn't define your worth as a person.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:54 PM on Nov. 16, 2009