Friday, 9 December 2011
My toddler hurts me
My toddler is nearly three and he is hurting me, almost on a daily basis!
He hurts me real bad. I’ve got bruises to show for it, especially on my arms.
He is a big boy and he pinches me, even in my face!
I have tried everything:
- Talking to him.
- Crying in front of him.
- Ignoring the pinching and trying to focus his attention on something else.
- Ignoring him.
- Walking away.
- Giving him a hiding.
- Threatening him with no presents from Father Christmas.
- Pinching him back.
I am not proud of all of it, but nothing seems to work!
I don’t know how to handle the situation anymore!
I try to be there for my child as much as possible. (I have been called a “helicopter” parent).
My son cannot complain about me not being there for him. He also does not allow for me to be too far away from him…
I sense that it has got something to do with insecurities…
Maybe because his father and I are divorced?
Am I a bad parent?
What have I done wrong?
What do I do with my toddler who bullies his own mother?