DS1 is 5 and a bright and articulate little boy but he has always needed / demanded a lot of attention and DH and I are at the end of our tether.
In a nutshell our problem is is that if he is not being played with / entertained / watching telly he does whatever he can to get attention. for example he will run around the house shouting or screeching, niggle with DS2 (22 mth) be argumentative, whiney etc etc. He get told off for all of these things, sent to the stairs or upstairs but all that does is give me a and DH a break from the situation, DS1 carries on where he left off on his return. He makes it very diffucult to spend time wiht DS2 and trying to do somthing with them together is neigh on impossible. He constantly nags for someone to play with him even thought i will have just taken him out with his bike, he has helped me cook, we've played football etc.
I know we are to blame but he is a clever little chap and he chip chip chips away until we all explode and i hate doing that, i hate shouting at him but we have reached a point where we just don't know what to do to start sorting things out.
DH and I were talking earlier and i said that DS1 is not a naughty boy, he is just a bloody pain
Please, someone of is not emotionally involved - point us in the right direction.
bumping - please don't tell me i am the only one stuggling with this kind of behviour.
I am trying to ignore the behaviour i can but find this diffucult when he is niggling DS2 by trying to trip him up or poking him etc....i know this is attenion seeking because he adores DS2 so should i ignore unless there are tear?