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"I'm going to punch your baby out"

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A 4-year old that I babysit just said this to me, after kicking and screaming on my couch for 30 minutes. First I cried, then I texted my husband, and now I'm not sure what comes next. What child says that?
Let me add that the child threw the fit of kicking and screaming while in time-out. He calmed down and asked for a hug. I picked him up to hug him and he looked at me with a very angry but calm face and held his fist up and said this. He is very physical daily with me and the other children, always trying to hit or kick us.
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by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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lalaballet
by Ruby Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 5:12 PM
See my reply on page two if you missed it. :)
Aamy
by Ruby Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 5:12 PM
I would be calling the parents to come get him and never watching him again.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 12, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Sounds like a very typical 4-year-old-needing-attention-thing-to-say.  Nothing unusual there, really.  The child is frustrated, feeling neglected and insecure and it shows up in acting-out behaviors.  That's EASY to see.  

Quoting AmberRose1122:

I'm actually a pretty great mother and my son never behaved this way. I am
pregnant and exhausted from caring for this extremely difficult and physical child.
Quoting Anonymous:

The words of a 4 year old caused you to cry.  Seek therapy.  
The words of a 4 year old caused you to text your husband.  Seek therapy.

And the simple fact that you weren't capable of listening to what that 4 year old was trying to tell you is a wonderful example of how ill-equipped for parenting that you really are.  


lilbosslady1978
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Perfectly good reasons! :)

Take control, mama.  I know he isn't your kid...but he IS under your care.

Quoting AmberRose1122:

Pregnancy hormones and exhaustion. That's why I cried.


Quoting lilbosslady1978:

I don't understand why YOU are crying.  You are the adult.  Take action.  Either stop babysitting or let the kid and the kid's parents know you won't tolerate that sort of talk.



Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Oct. 12, 2012 at 5:14 PM
Quoting luvhubandbabys:

I would be freaked out. But y cry about it...

shes pregnant.... Pregnant ladies cry.... A lot
mich.el.le
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 5:15 PM

 

Quoting AmberRose1122:

I don't know why he would say that though. He lashes out at me all the time, but never like this.


Quoting Dzyre1115:

 That's pretty normal for a pissed off kid that's frustrated, to lash out to a person that can't lash back.


 

Sounds like he just took it up a notch since his previous attempts failed. The kid has some anger issues, that's for sure.  I've delt with kids like that before. It's not easy.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Oct. 12, 2012 at 5:15 PM
Thats nothing, my neice threatens to stab and kill people. Thats not even the worst part, you should see the look in her eye when she says it... The scariest thing I've ever seen. God love her, she is psychotic.
areyouatroll
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 5:15 PM
Normal, do u have him doing meaningful stuff around the house? Like crafts and helping you clean?
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AmberRose1122
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 5:15 PM
Yes and his mother and I already know these things and have spoken numerous times about it


Quoting Anonymous:

Sounds like a very typical 4-year-old-needing-attention-thing-to-say.  Nothing unusual there, really.  The child is frustrated, feeling neglected and insecure and it shows up in acting-out behaviors.  That's EASY to see.  


Quoting AmberRose1122:

I'm actually a pretty great mother and my son never behaved this way. I am

pregnant and exhausted from caring for this extremely difficult and physical child.

Quoting Anonymous:

The words of a 4 year old caused you to cry.  Seek therapy.  
The words of a 4 year old caused you to text your husband.  Seek therapy.

And the simple fact that you weren't capable of listening to what that 4 year old was trying to tell you is a wonderful example of how ill-equipped for parenting that you really are.  




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AmberRose1122
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 5:16 PM
Every single day!


Quoting areyouatroll:

Normal, do u have him doing meaningful stuff around the house? Like crafts and helping you clean?

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