I love my son and can see the good that he possesses. I'm not blind. I know my child is far from perfect. He is on the spoiled side and loves to get his own way. He is also a four-year-old boy, who likes to play rough. But he has such a sweet and wonderful side... he is famous for randomly coming up to me and saying that he needs 'a hug on the neck' and gives my big loves. He is a snuggle bug and gives the best kisses. He tells me he loves me ALL the time throughout the day. He definitely has us wrapped around his little finger.
I know that he can be naughty and throw fits. I know this. I'm trying to work on ways to keep him from acting out and trying to find ways to hold him accountable for his misbehavior.
My girls NEVER behaved this way. They never talked back to adults and caused problems. I really feel like I'm re-learning how to parent with this little guy.
It is the worst thing to see your child sit inside and cry that no one wants to play with him. I've tried to explain that it is because he doesn't play nice and when he acts like this then other boys don't want to be your friend. He doesn't get it. He is just hurt by it.
This week I had three different phone calls from random people telling me that he is a challenge and it needs to be addressed.
I feel like such a failure to my son. My heart aches for my sweet little boy that just wants friends to play with. There are things that I can do better to help him and Chris and I are trying different things with him.
I just wish that others got to see the sweet side of my son that I get to see...
I hate this feeling.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.