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To wonder if all 6 year olds are as annoying and demanding as mine?

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Givinguph0pe Sat 31-Oct-15 16:11:12

He just does. Not. Stop. Every sentence starts with I want or can I. He'll demand to do something then abandon it halfway through and want to do something else. He makes stupid shooting noises and constantly wants to play fight. Constantly. So I will be walking in the shop with him and he will suddenly attack me. He cannot occupy himself for a second unless it's with an iPad. I think he's got worse since he had an iPad, mil bought it him against my instruction - I didn't want him to have his own yet.

Just argh! Doesn't play with toys and never has. Doesn't draw or colour. More than capable of reading to himself but won't. Will play football but wants someone to play with him. If I have a friend over for him he gets completely over the top and usually then refuses to play with whoever has come over. Apparently he's fine at school but he's bloody hard work at home. If I take him out for the day he's already demanding something else as soon as we arrive on the drive home.

Are they all like this?! Admittedly I'm 27 weeks pregnant so my tolerance is probably slightly lower than normal as I'm still being sick but I'm really having to restrain myself from shouting or snapping at him.

Coco0123 Sat 31-Oct-15 17:26:50

I have 2 and they are both like this! My dd age 6 is worse than ds age 8. I never get a minutes peace and feel frazzled after this last week! Roll on school on Monday grin
No advise but you are not alone! I think some kids are just more easy going and able to entertain themselves more easily than others.

hiccupgirl Sat 31-Oct-15 17:43:04

Yes if mine is anything to go by. He's 6 in 8 weeks time and just does my head in at the moment.

Everything is as you said with the exception that he loves to draw and colour in his pictures. Sounds good, but no, it must be done the instant he decides he wants paper and pencils and then I'm badgered to colour it in for him when he's bored 5 seconds in. He can't sit still and he has to touch everything. Today I feel like I have done nothing but tell him to stop touching things in shops and at home. We changed the toilet seat earlier and he walked straight into the bathroom and put his hand on the old fittings after I'd told him not to. Then touched the kitchen tap, sink, bowl etc on the way to washing his hands. Does my head in tbh.

I love him to pieces but I have noticed other parents of similar aged kids out in shops etc having very similar battles so I know it's not just me!

hiccupgirl Sat 31-Oct-15 17:44:44

As for the non stop head feels like it's going to explode sometimes. Today he woke me up at 5.45am and by 12 he was in his room for 'quiet time' before I really lost it with him.

BatteryOperatedBoyfriend Sat 31-Oct-15 17:48:50

Sounds just like my 4 year old! I even searched for threads about hyper activity earlier, but I think it's fairly normal.

I snapped at her today to just go and play with your toys and leave me be! ?? (I was on the sofa poorly, --DH was supposed to be in charge--). She looked so sad bless her, I felt very guilty. But she is relentless.

loveisagirlnameddaisy Sat 31-Oct-15 17:51:16

My DD is exactly the same and I think tablets have a lot to answer for. I'm as guilty as the next person of using it to keep them quiet when I'm desperate but I'm torn over it. She's constantly saying I'm bored, and I tell her to go and find something to do.

I asked my mum how it was when I was little and she said that we just entertained ourselves without being nagged to do so.

sharonthewaspandthewineywall Sat 31-Oct-15 17:53:42

Sounds like my 8 year old. He really is gobby. He is always bored and demanding. I tell him to wrap up

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