So a few of you may have read my other thread a few days ago about how my toddlers behaviour has been SHOCKINGLY bad.
I want to know some effective methods of discipline.
I've heard 1-2-3 magic mentioned a few times an wondering if anyone has experience with this? I have no idea what it's about.
Or if anyone has any other suggestions?
Basically DS1 is almost 3 and over the past few months has gone from an angel child to ... I don't even know how to put it... Just bratty, naughty, massive tantrums etc. He is THAT kid!
He used to be so calm and well behaved and I can honestly say I NEVER had any major behaviour issues with him at all, up until about January this year.
Yes he has a new little brother who is 6 weeks old but the behaviour started before he arrived.
He hits us, kicks us, screams extremely loudly, tells us to 'go away', throws himself to the ground, won't let us near him for comfort / cuddles etc. It's seriously concerning me how his behaviour has done a complete turn around. He is a different child.
He would NEVER push or hit another child, but I've caught him gently pushing a kid and gently hitting them. I say gently because it is. It's not a hard hit or push, it's like he's 'testing the waters' so to speak. I've pulled him up on it when I've seen it.
Recently 2 boys from daycare left, he is in family daycare so the ratio went from 5 to 1 down to 4 to 1, so 2 boys left and 1 new girl came.
So at the moment there are 2 other boys, DS and a girl, all the kids r younger than DS. DS almost 3, the other 2 boys just turned 2. The 2 boys were there with him last year so he knows them but they are very rough boisterous kids and they used to pick on DS, snatch toys, hit, push etc. The 2 who left were much softer and quieter like DS. I don't know if he's picking up this bad behaviour from these 2 boys or what, but it seems to have coincided to when he went back to daycare at the start of the year...
I am seriously considering moving him to a different daycare... Do U think that would help?
At home he can throw at least 2 massive tantrums a day. He is also having massive night terrors.
I got a referral today for a pediatrician as I am worried about the night terrors. Last night he had two...
Any advice / suggestion? I'm totally lost and it's seriously affected mental health
And I'm seeing a psychologist for depression. It's also affected the strong bond I used to have with DS and also DHs bond with him and I don't want this to make him feel isolated from us
Please if anyone has any advice is really appreciate it, I'm desperate
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