At my witt's end with my 6 yr old's behavior
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|Sat, 09-29-2012 - 10:49pm|
My husband and I are at a loss with our 6 yr old's behavior. He's always been a very nice, helpful boy; however has had a sneaky side to him and is quick to try to "negotiate" his way to get what he wants. I'd say we're pretty strict with him when it comes to our expectations and consequences for him, so it's not like he is used to getting his way or getting away with things. For the past few months his behavior has seemed to take a spiral and we can't figure out why or what to do to get him back on track.
A few examples:
1.I thought my 2 yr old had a biting issue becuase the 6 yr old kept coming to us saying his brother bit him and would show us the bite mark. We would put the 2 yr old in time out and talk to him about biting. After 2 months of biting, I coulnd't believe it when I caught my 6 yr old biting himself and telling on his brother. It had been him all along.
2. Stole $20 out of my husband's wallet (not sure what he thought he was going to spend it on!)
3. If left alone with his brother will take a toy away from him or push him over.
It seems like as soon as he earns something back (i.e. no having friends over as a consequence or not getting to play with legos for a week) he will do something again and go right back to a stupid choice.
Help...I don't know what to do with him!!