I try to be as gentle a parent as I can and that means most of the time there are few tears in our house. But my son is 21 months now and and some days just wants me to follow him around everywhere he goes. This morning I was feeling awful and he just wanted me to walk all over the house. I told him no, that I was staying on the couch and he LOST it. He screamed and screamed, but I decided that today I going to sit on the couch for a little bit.
Is this just life now that he's nearing two? Or will he eventually learn that no means no?
Most of the time I do what he wants because I love and adore him. But occasionally I'm doing something or just need a few minutes to drink a cup of tea, and every time this happens he cries for quite a while (then my time isn't so enjoyable anyway). Sigh..... Sometimes we compormise, I will sit in the room he wants to be in while I drink my tea. Or he will go on my back while I get things done, but this only works sometimes.