My husband & I love our two kids dearly, but my 5 year-old son is driving us insane. He's a good boy & I know he tries to make us proud, but I think he tries too hard. The result seems to always lead to raised voices & tears. At his age, we expect that he should be able to do things on his own, but it doesn't seem like he can. Things like, holding a regular cup without spilling the contents, walking without falling over, no longer sticking toys or other objects he finds....in his mouth, being interested in most things that boys his age are, eating without making a HUGE mess, opening containers on his own, etc,....the list just goes on & on. My 3 1/2 year-old daughter does so much better than him. Just tonight, my husband was getting the bath ready for the kids. He told them to undress & sit tight while he got the water going. He specifically told my son to not touch the bubble bath bottle (because we know he always drops things) & SURE ENOUGH! He dropped it & it splattered everywhere! Of course, my husband was miffed (trust me when I say that it takes a LOT for my husband to get upset) & this did it. It was the 3rd thing that my son dropped & splattered everywhere today. Usually when we try to talk to my son in a calm, rational tone....he gets very mad & spouts off things like, "I don't like you anymore!" & runs off. He gets his feelings hurt VERY easily. He's extremely sensitive. I just don't know how to handle this, I'm so anxiety ridden....between trying to learn how to raise a happy child & constantly cleaning up after our son & having to repeat things over & over & over & over again. Well, I must already be insane.
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