Ds turned 6 in July and turned into really hard work. Lots of tears. Lots of shouting. But most tiring of all, lots of jealousy of his sister. And he always wants to be with her nonetheless. Please tell me that they go though some kind of hormonal thing at this stage. I really don't know how to make him feel a bit more relaxed. I'm sure things will improve once he makes new friends at school (just started primary, we are in Italy), but what do I do in the meantime?
Sounds like my DS age 6. It's soooo tiring. He calls me 'nasty lady' whenever I say no to him, and has said 'bloody' a few times to try and get a reaction. I try to ignore as much as I can, and reward with praise whenever he is pleasant or compliant.
I'm hoping it's a testosterone surge too, but can a surge last 6 months?