What do you do when your child misbehaves and humiliates you in public in front of strangers or worse, in front of your family?
What am I supposed to do when I try to discipline my 4 year old and no matter what I say or threaten he responds back to me a resounding, "NO!" I can say, "Don't you say no to Mama" and he says, "NO!" It is so frustrating and honestly it breaks my heart...but he is 4 so I can only hope he'll grow out of this bad habit. Tonight as I was trying to put him in his car seat in front of my father, Muffin hit me. Everyone gasped, of course. I didn't look up at anyone while I was fighting with him to get him buckled in his carseat...humiliated.
My 6 year old who will be turning 7 in 3 months is so disrespectful and non-compliant. I feel like the more angry I get the funnier he thinks it is. How do I get him to know I mean business? He has no impulse control and I just end up yelling way too often. I love both of my boys but when this stuff happens I am so hurt.
How do you teach a child to show respect?
How do you teach them empathy?
I love my boys so much but I often feel like I must have really screwed up when they were little. I'm hurt. I do everything for them. I live and breath only for them and their happiness and they walk all over me.
Just venting....I'm at a loss.