DS, a young 6, is having lots of trouble living with my 17 month old. The baby is very active, very loud and always wants to be doing what big brother is doing.
DS is the opposite. He like to sit and think, build blocks, do art...
Problem is, DS HATES being alone. He won't play in his room and hates being more than 10 feet from someone at all times. (Of course this doesn't include the little one)
I've made DS a special area in the living room that is all his own, baby can't get in it and he can do whatever he wants in there. It worked for a few weeks, but the novelty has worn off and he won't go in there.
DS cries as soon as he gets in the car from school because he "hates his sister" and doesn't want to come home. He begs to stay with my parents as much as possible to get away from her
I try to make it fun for him to have a little sister, do fun things together... I spend as much special time with him as I can as well, although that doesn't happen as much as either of us would like.
So I need some ideas on how to help him adjust to having such a super mobile, spirited little sister.
Please tell me this will get better???? Anythin at all I can do to facilitate that??