My kid's been really testing me the past week. Ever since Christmas, he's been crying and whining, whining and crying, crying and holding his breath to try get his way, crossing his arms and rolling his eyes when I am calmly talking to him about him not getting his way when we're here at home.
He's been crying a LOT lately because he has more things for me to take away from him when he's being bad. I don't do time outs because they don't work anymore. I don't spank for defiant behavior, but I do spank if he's throwing shit around like it has no value.
My parents are pissed because they swear he gets it from me, but when I am mad, I don't do it and when I tell them, they get upset as hell and ask me why I'm getting defensive if I'm innocent? Why? Because it's fucking annoying, getting yelled at and accused of shit you don't do! So my dad is not speaking to me because when my parents dropped us off at home Friday, I fucked up, forgot my house keys so they had to drive the 1hr1/2 all the way back to their place. I felt awful but my dad thought I was being rude or something.
But my kid. I don't know what else to do. I've taken his toys away and all he does is beg me and beg me cponstantly to the point where I want to fucking SCREAM my head off at him. I've locked myself in my room to play some games on the ipad while my kid's screaming at me on the other side of the door because he's scared, but I just tell him I need a break from him. He wants to be attached to my ass 24/7 even when I need a time out before I freak out on him. I'm not worried about me as so much as to what the fuck happened over the holidays with him and his damn ATTITUDE. We were good until Christmas came and fucked everything up!!!