My son is the only two year old that my boyfriend has been around. He has no experience with children what so ever other than mine. I waited a long time before introducing them to be sure I wanted him in my life before letting him into aidens ( my sons ). He will definantly be in my life for a long long time, but he needs some adjustments concerning aiden. Trying as hard as he seems to be I am giving him the benefit of the doubt but I cant get over the lack of positive interaction. He is slowly getting better; joining us for trips to the park, zoo, ect. He interacts with him more now. When he is over he seams to just correct him constantly though. Its more "aiden, no!" And less cheerful smiles and playful gestures. Isnt that human nature to be playful with children? Its not bad enough to be a deal breaker considering he is slowly improving. How do I approach this with out being offensive or rude?
let me clarify, if he isnt disiplining he isnt interacting AT ALL. im not just out looking for a "replacment daddy" this is the first man ive ever brought around him. i care for this man greatly. he has stated he WANTS to be in OUR lives and was fully aware for months before we even decided to become a couple that i would never commit to anyone who couldnt care for my son as well. i dont intend to leave, i think this can be fixed. my question is how do i approach him with out saying something along the lines of "quit being a hard ass 24/7 your going to make him hate you".