THAT LEAKY HOSEPIPE THING…
You’ve got this old green hosepipe . You’ve patched it up numerous times in numerous places. It works. Sort of . You don’t want to get a new one. You’re attached to THIS one. Actually, you love it to death. But just when you think :” ahhh, I’ve got this thing sorted” it springs another hole on you. In a place you never expected. WELCOME TO PARENTING.
Farmerboy has us moedeloos. He started with this “technique” ( because it’s a definite manipulation “technique” ) with the nanny. And now it’s a fullblown-all-the-time way of coping with his world. Whenever he doesn’t get what he wants IMMEDIATELY we have hysterics. I mean all out screaming to the heavens and the crying of heartbreaking tears .
When his father changes the TV channel. When he has to eat breakfast. When he has to get dressed. When he has to get in the bath. When he has to get out of the bath.When there’s no Cream Soda in the house. When he has to stop playing outside. I could go on…and on…….and on…….
We’ve tried the starchart thing. Didn’t work. His father had a long talk with him. Didn’t work. I’ve spent time with him on his own without “sussie” . Did not work.
My sleep deprived brain has had ENOUGH.
Something needs to be done. Time out ( X 20 a day ??? ) Ignore ???
SWITCH OFF THE TV UNTIL HE CALMS DOWN?
AHH. Now there’s a thought……..