This may get kind of convoluted because everything just wants to rush out but I am going to do my best to keep it cohesive.. So I have a 4.5 year old DS. He is really very smart but needs his brain kept busy CONSTANTLY. If I don't have him busy doing something and he is expected to play independently he is in trouble. A lot of things I let go but when it comes to him tackling his sister (she is 16 months younger), stepping on the dog's tail on purpose, and back talking I just can't let it go. It feels like I am onto him All. The. Time! I hate that! All of this is made worse by the fact that my husband has been working out of town since mid-may and I don't know when he will be back for good. He is 4.5 hours away and comes home on the weekend. Wyatt is one of those kids that needs my full, undivided attention 24/7 or he isn't happy. He has been that way from my recall since he was 6 months old. He will do anything to get the attention he wants. I distinctly remember him jumping as hard as he could in his exersaucer at 5-6 months old because it made my grandma laugh. The thing is, I now have all of this responsibility: his sister, dogs, house, chickens, etc. and it's not possible. And most likely not the most healthy for him. He is very overactive and wherever we go he will run and slide on the floor like he is sliding into base, jump, grab ahold of other kids roughly if they are trying to play with him (just because he gets excited and doesn't realize every kids plays that rough, not maliciously). I have tried EVERYTHING. Charts, spankings, time outs, cool down times of alone play in his room, etc. I need some advise on what to do with him. Behavior systems, something.. I am at my wits end and on the edge of a breakdown with him =(
Also, he is actually very good and focused during school time... because his brain is busy so I am 99% sure this isn't an issue we need to see the dr about.