Since my second son was born (now 1), I have not felt like my bond w/ my first (3 1/2) is nearly as stong. The last few months have been crazy with him, and I am at my wits end. He used to be such a laid back child, who didn't have a care in the wold. Now, he is very defiant, will purposely do things for attention, and acts like a bully to his brother. A couple weeks ago, he sprayed perfume in his brother's eye and we had to have it flushed out at urgent care. Today, it was liquid dish detergent. He doesn't play w/ toys like a normal kid, instead he looks for things that him and his brother can get into together. I know some of this seems like normal 3 year old behavior, but I have honestly never met a 3 year old who is as bad as my son. I don't know what to do anymore! How do I get him to listen? How do I get him to play with toys instead of getting in trouble in the bathroom or the kitchen? How do I get my bond back w/ him
Answer by kjrn79 at 6:28 PM on Oct. 30, 2010
Answer by Jademom07 at 6:28 PM on Oct. 30, 2010
He needs special "mommy time". I did this when my second son was born and it helped our transition. He just needs to know that you have not forgotten him - which of course you haven't. It really is normal, don't worry. He'll get over it and the boys will be best friends!
Answer by Mommee42boyz at 6:42 PM on Oct. 30, 2010
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 6:51 PM on Oct. 30, 2010
Answer by elizabr at 7:05 PM on Oct. 30, 2010
Answer by elizabr at 8:30 AM on Oct. 31, 2010