I just turned 22 years old and had my son who is three now at the age of 19 and my second son age 6months now at the age of 21.
I sometimes wonder if i am a good mom to my 3 year old son. I have to discipline him all the time because he just doesn't listen to me. If and when time outs are not working for me i spank him.
I want him to keep napping even though he wants to stop taking naps and refuses it. But if he doesn't get a nap in we end up going to the ER because he is so clumsy without a nap. SO i am protecting him from ER Visits.
I give him more attention than i do with my 6month old son, because i constantly have to keep my eye on him.
I give him more positive than bad attention. I sit down and play games with him like Memory or hungry hippo, i read to him before nap, I do projects with him, i even go for walks with both of them.
I do admit i do lose my cool when he gets on my nerves or if i am having a bad day, i don't hurt him i just send him in his room and tell him to leave me alone. I do tell him he is naughty when he doesn't listen to me.
My husband works at 5am until 2pm, and just gives him a hug and kiss. He doesn't read, doesn't play games with him, and when my husband is playing a video game my 3 year old son says daddy can i try he tells him no don't touch the controller. He yells at him more than i do, He makes fun of him if he has poop in his pull up after he woke up from a nap or from a 8hr night sleep, calling him a baby.
when it comes to my 6month old son he refuses to do anything with him and complains that my 6month is nothing than a big cry baby. I will admit my 6month old cries more than my 3 year old did. My husband doesn't try to figure out why he is crying. He doesn't change his diaper, dosent' feed him, doesn't even have one on one time with him but yet he comes to me and says that our 6month old hates him. I tell him he doesn't hate u, he just barely knows u because u don't take care of him as much as i do.
I am home with my kids all day, feed, change, babysit other kids, take my kids to dr appts, set up for preschool and even preschool swim lessons.
Am i a bad parent or do i just not know what i am doing, or is my husband a lazy dad and husband who can't even help with some chores. I mean yesterday he got home from work turns on the game and plays that until 6pm while i make supper, feed kids, do dishes, do laundry. I know he needs to take rest when he gets home but for that long.
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