Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Near the Blue Ridge Mtns.
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My son, who will be 6 in May, has me beating my head against the wall. He is sweet, loving, sensitive, and usually pretty compliant. Lately though....Dude.
I want to throttle myself! I feel like I've spoiled him or something. He is whiny, unappreciative of anything dh or I gives/does for him, he is very self centered right now and contrary. Any request or suggestion or any answer to a question, for that matter, that I give him is met with a whiny or negative response. Nothing is ever enough or good enough. He always wants more. I could give him the best day of his life and after it was over he would say, "But why didn't we do x,y,z?" or "But I wanted such-and-such instead". :ired
Is this age appropriate behavior? Am I expecting too much from him?
In the mornings he is supposed to eat breakfast, brush his teeth, get his clothes on, and get in the car. I am there with him the whole time, continually prompting him and keeping him on tack. The morning routine has become a time of stress and I'm sure we *both* dread waking up each day to face the batle that will ensue downstairs.
I give him 2 choices for breakfast, he whines at me, "I DON'T KNOW!". I ask him to please get dressed now and he whines that it's too hard, or wants to watch TV (Wtf? We NEVER watch before school-EVER-and he asks EVERY mornng!) or starts chasing his sister or playing with the dog.
He is resistant to trying anything new, is the last in class to still not be able to tie his shoes. When I try to teach him he gets mad at me and whines that it's too hard and he'll *never* learn and blah, blah, blah.
I am just worn the hell out. By the time I get back from taking him to school, I am spent!
I don't know what I'm looking for, just needed to vent maybe.
Bex -- Single, hardworking mama to DS (11), DD (7), & Lars (13)