Please Help!!!!! My 4.5 yr old ds will not leave his 19mo. old sister alone. He is constantly hitting her, pushing her down, throwing stuff at her, jumping on her. Its always when she is in his space but he also seems to do when he is bored or just for fun. He laughs about it, she has broken her lip open bleeding before an I have gotten no different response.
At first we all about explaining why we can't hit, it hurts makes her sad etc. But the years have gone by I use to make him sit down for a few min. and then we would talk about it. Now I ended up putting him in his room and by the end of the day it throws me into a screaming rage! He is hurting her like 20 plus times per day. I'm so done with this behavior!! I was planning on homeschooling but I'm thinking he may need to go to school because I can not deal with this all day long!!!!
I sat and talked with him while his sister was taking a nap and we were playing, he is angry that she is always in his space, I have tried to explain to him that if he needs me to move her I will, he needs to tell me not just hit her. That being said its really hard to keep them separate we have a tiny 700 sq ft. house and there is really no place for him to go off completely on his own.
So how do I even respond to this???
I dread getting up in the morning because its usually not more than 10min being up and he is at it again!!