My son is two and testing me horribly. He screams and throws tantrums he put a hole in the bedroom door with his sippy cup. If he doesn't get what he wants I have hell to pay. I am not going to sugar coat it I am in tears and so frustrated I don't know what to do. I find myself reacting in anger at my two year old I don't hit I have spanked but only for real danger. I know that my emotion just feeds it and I know he's two and I need a different approach I read Parenting with Love and Logic and it's great for older kids but he's two and only so much applies and I am having trouble changing my behavior to fit as well. The real problem is my husband and I have let him get away with it for two (too) long we didn't want to him to be upset. He was 2lbs 13 oz and 3 months early. That's not an excuse I know but it took us a while to realize we were hurting him more than helping him by giving in. I know it will get worse before it gets better I know be consistant. I know I am having trouble implementing it I just react. I am so upset that I don't know what to do. My husband still caters to him Jordan says jump and daddy says how high. He used to sleep in his own bed now it's a fight every night he wakes up his sister 8 mos and I have to contend with both of them we'll get him to sleep and he'll wake up at 2am and stay up, Please does anyone have any tips or tricks. Am I neglecting my son if I have to put him in his room so I don't snap and lose my temper.
on Jan. 26, 2008 at 12:29 AM