I don't know what to do. If I tell him no to something, he screams and throws a fit like a 2 yr old. If I send him to time out for throwing a fit, he screams at the top of his lungs as if someone just beat the crap out of him.
He gets mad because his little brother gets praised more, yet his little brother does chores, is helpful and respectful, and never throws temper tantrums over anything. I've explained that his brother is getting praised for good behavior, and that he would receive the same praise if he would stop and think about his attitude and adjust it appropriately. He will literally say "well I don't want to!! and that's not fair!!"
He just asked for a cheese stick, I said dinner will be ready in a few so no. The threw himself on the couch and wined. I reminded him that they have grapes on the table for snack, he screamed "I don't want grapes, I want cheese!" and started whining. So I sent him to time out, he started screaming as if he had been beat, literally screaming and crying. I lost it, grab him, turned him around and spanked his butt and said "now you have a reason to scream."
I know I shouldn't have resorted to the spanking, but I'm at wits end here. Every day, every issue. I ask him to do anything it turns into him screaming as if he was beat. Seriously I'm about ready to take away every little luxury he has. His games, his movies, his toys, stopping sports activities, and extra activities, and making him earn everything back. I'm seriously about ready to make him do wall sits or push ups every time he starts to whine. I want to frigging rip my hair out. Oh, and to make matters better, he NEVER acts like this with MIL.... and why, because she lets him have EVERYTHING he wants, and she only takes him out for special time, not the other kids. I'm thinking of putting a stop to that crap as well.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:43 PM on Jul. 10, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 8:49 PM on Jul. 10, 2011
Answer by bianca2422 at 8:52 PM on Jul. 10, 2011
Answer by amber1330 at 9:00 PM on Jul. 10, 2011
Answer by Cafemomoftwo217 at 9:01 PM on Jul. 10, 2011
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Answer by Helen2004 at 9:08 PM on Jul. 10, 2011
Honestly he sounds like my 6 year old. Except my DS started all of his tantrums at 2 when I gave him a sister like he asked for. It may be possiblethat sibling rivalry has started late for him or changed into tantrums. Try 1-2-3 Magic. He may just need mommy and son time. Also, don't beat yourself up for a spanking, it is not against the law to spank your child, it is called corporal punishment. So long as they do not bruise, break or bleed you are NOT abusing them. Good Luck
Answer by wmbeener at 9:09 PM on Jul. 10, 2011
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Answer by Amr515 at 9:12 PM on Jul. 10, 2011