We all know that I rarely do weekend posts.
It's not really my thing... and honestly, I'm usually to wrapped up in house stuff to even look at my laptop.
Emry is a little over 4 1/2 years old... but, as this year has progressed his... will... meh, not will, jeez, his.... BRATTINESS has come in FULL BORE.
What am I supposed to do?
It sucks to have to GROUND a 4 year old.
He won't listen ... He knows when I'm getting upset, and he just keeps up.
IS THIS NORMAL?
And, he ISN'T spoiled. I take stuff away and throw stuff away... Whenever necessary.
I'll take away TV... send him to bed super early... and he takes the punishment.
Sometimes there's a fight for it.. but not much...
What's weird is: He seems to understand that he's bad and there's reprecussions. However, recently, the next day, he tries to push the very same button... or do the very same bad thing.
So, for the first time... We are doing back to back grounding days. No TV... No playing outside... and going to bed early.
We talked it through.. He understands, he tells me he'll be better... but, secretly, I know it isn't true.
I just don't know how to fix the behavior. I don't know what to do differently, in order to convince him to act better.
ANYONE HAVE ANY ADVICE?
Anyone have any words of encouragement for me?
It's feeling quite impossible ... Like I can't continue on this path with him.
I started thinking about if I could afford boarding school.. you know, if I ate Ramen Noodles for the rest of my life.