has anything change in the past couple of weeks?
If anything, the tantrums have become less frequent but when they happen they are pretty spectacular! We seem to be more careful about what we say and do in case it triggers one off, but overall I would say that there is an improvement
well thats good news, did the tanturms start after ur baby was born? my son is 8 and he has alot of behavioral problems too, but it also happens outside of the home too. my son in adhd,odd,and a touch of aspergers and the list goes on. so i do understand with the out burst that can make u want to pull ur hair out!!!!!!
They have really started since the baby can walk and we both think that there is the jealousy thing here. We have had four days now without any tantrums. A few sulks and the odd bit of backchat. It doesn't take much for things to deteriorate though so we are on our guard. The worst thing is by far the getting dressed and the whole morning routine. If we can crack that, we definitely would be winning.
Sounds familiar. I am constantly being told that my son is a perfect gentlemen and that he is 6 going on 35 in his conversation and manners. However, both I and my wife could swear this is a different child. We get back talk, everything is a question, etc...pretty much as you described. Seems like normal behavior. Hang in there. Remain calm. We were told don't engage in point for point arguements.
Hi there There probably is a jealousy thing going on with your daughter and her sibling. I have the same problem with my daughter she will be 6 the 21st of this month, she is an only child. She will tell me when I punish her for acting out that she hates me or hates this family and that she wants to run away or move out. I am a stay at home mom as well as your wife. I have tried everything putting her in time out, popping her on her bottom, and taking her favorites toys away from her, even grounding her from playing with her friend. She is not like this all the time but enough to make me wonder if I am a bad mother and wander what I am doing wrong. She has an attitude like a 15 year old and I hate to see how she will be when she is 15, if I don't get control of this now. Well I wish you and your wife the best of luck
Thanks for your comments guys, it is reassuring to know that other people experience the same problem even if you don't wish it on them! We are hanging tough and staying calm.