Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sleep Deprivation, USA
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I don't have time for a super lengthy post, but I need some input. My 6 year old son is having a hard time adjusting to our latest addition (born 7/23/07, our 3rd child). His normally age-appropriate 6 yo behavior is totally out of control (lying, spitting, yelling, deliberate defiance, all the usual stuff) AND this morning I discovered that he DELIBERATELY peed on his bedroom floor.
This is NOT normal for my son. He's a very sweet, very sensitive little guy and he's trying to grow up and act "big" very quickly. The whole summer has been really, really hard on us, but this really took me by surprise.
He shares a bedroom with his 2 yo brother, who is quite the little pesky, annoying, typical little brother. But we're thinking we might have made a mistake moving them in together. Un-doing that means having the New Baby sleep in his playpen in our master bedroom until he's sleeping through the night, so that the oldest can have the baby's room for himself.
I'm really concerned though that this is a sign that we should do something more than just give him back his own room. My husband vehemently opposes finding him a counselor to talk to though, so I'm not sure what else I can do.