Almost 5yr old & Discipline - How do you do it? What am I doing wrong?!
Ok, My oldest is turning 5 in a week.
He has displayed increasing bad behavior issues since starting PreK this year.
When I tell him "no" or "not today"....pretty much anything he doesn't want to hear, he screams at me "I said so and so" or "right now!".
I have taken toys away, time out, spanking, ignored it, I just have no clue what to do next.
He's an angel at school, according to his teachers...but once I pick him up from school, he starts. Anything I answer to him, he says "stupid" or "shut up" or what I posted above. I'm SICK of it.
I have two other kids and the second oldest is starting to pick up on his smart mouth.
She will be in PreK next fall.
He has always been so sweet to his sisters, but tonight the youngest (13m) touched his train and he slapped her...hard enough to leave a hand print on her back. I told him I that behavior will NOT be tolerated and sent him to his room to try this "cool-down period" I've been told works. Well, as soon as I shut his door he started screaming and hollering and kicking the door.
I feel like everything I try just makes it worse.
My husband says I am too nice and they just run over me. I'm a stay at home mom and also taking RN program pre-reqs full time online. My husband works 6 days a week, 14-16hrs a day. I'm lost. I feel like I'm failing. Where did I go wrong? My nerves are shot. I feel like I've tried it all, but maybe I'm doing it wrong.