Originally Posted by Grace24
Do you think that's because he's frustrated with her behavior, or is she learning her behavior from his temper?
Sorry you're dealing with this, it's so hard. Have you talked to him about it?
i think he's frustrated with her behavior. true, back in our childless days, we used to get into some real knock-down drag-outs complete with throwing stuff. so i know we BOTH have a temper. but he doesn't do that anymore, i mean almost never, so i don't think she's learning it from him...we definitely don't hit each other
i do need to talk to him about it. i didn't press him on it last night. but we do need to discuss it. i think as she's getting older, we're both finding it harder to accept her difficult behavior. it's like we think she should understand things that she still doesn't
really totally understand--like "it's bedtime. let's lie down and go to sleep." he is getting frustrated with her around that, too.
i did try to remove her from his presence after he threw the book, but that made her REALLY upset; i think she felt like she was in trouble, so i had to explain it wasn't her fault and so forth. she wanted to sit with him still.
i still think he should've taken more responsibility for his actions there, and the fallout from it with her, but oh well.