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3 year old behaviour - is this normal?

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Doingakatereddy Thu 16-May-13 08:35:05

looking for some guidance - my DS is 3.3 & a beautiful boy, but his behaviour is worrying us & we dint know if we're been too harsh / pfb or if there is an issue.

DD arrived 6 weeks ago & he adores her, we've been careful to keep his routine, let him hug her - if anything I think too much fuss has been made of him.

In particular, DS struggles to play by himself - manages 5-7 mins once a day at most. He repeats questions upto 10 times without giving us chance to reply, ge w

Doingakatereddy Thu 16-May-13 08:39:53

Damn phone.

He wont stop talking, from 5am - 8pm and it's killing us. He is very boisterous - but this can manifest as hitting, kicking & head butting (mainly me, but this has been constant)

He sits in time out, but just then caters on regardless and in the main doesn't do anything he's told. He's started been more aggressive to other kids & threw something at an adult this week - totally unprovoked.

Really it boils down to this - I fear he's become spolit, he's incredibly hard work - DH & I have both cried in last few weeks as it's taking toll and we just want him to be... I don't know easier? Are we just deluded?

MaryRobinson Thu 16-May-13 12:19:58

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juneau Thu 16-May-13 12:27:00

A new sibling is a very hard thing for many young DC to accept and adapt to. Is this behaviour really only since his sister was born? If so, I'd take a deep breath and just continue with what you're doing - setting boundaries, not accepting bad behaviour, consistent and firm reinforcement of boundaries, etc. If he doesn't already go to nursery or play group it may be time to enrol him and give him some time with other DC his age. It will give you some breathing space too.

Judyandherdreamofhorses Thu 16-May-13 12:50:19

I like 'Playful Parenting' too, but highly recommend 'Calmer, happier, easier parenting'. I've just started implementing a few strategies with my 3.8 year old DD and it's miraculous!

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