Hi all, I'm new to bubhub!
I'm in need of some advice from other parents who are currently or have dealt with toddlers and their behavioral problems & tantrums.
I'm a single mum with a 2.5 year old son. He is a lovely child, I adore him with all my heart but jeez he has been pushing my buttons to the point where I feel I can't cope with the daily struggle of being a parent.
He, all of a sudden about a month ago has decided to do anything and everything that he knows isn't a nice or good thing to do. Weather it be hitting, screaming, pouring water on his toys, throwing food around, refusing to eat anything healthy apart from bread. just general destructive behaviors that causes mess and havoc.
I feel I give him as much attention as I can, and keeps him entertained with various activities indoors and outdoors at home. We go to playgroup once a week, visit friends and family, takes him to the park etc and childcare when I am at work.
How do you suggest I approach his behavior? It is such a struggle to get him to do anything, as if he is walking all over me. It's so physically and emotionally draining, I can't keep up!