I am have a 3 year old son as well as a 2 year old daughter and expecting our third in about 6 weeks.
My problem is between my ds & dh. Well its really more with my husband. DS is going through a stage where he wont say hi to dh when he gets home (he went through it when he was younger also). DH takes this very very personally and instead of just walking away (which is what I suggest) and leaving for a little while DS he punsishes him by either putting him in his room or threatening to take away his toys. He calls him names. We end up fighting over it. I understand dh getting hurt as it is but DS has at times done this to me when I have picked him up from my parents after work and also to his grandmother.
I try to say that by taking his toys away or punishing him does not help and makes him worse, but according to dh I am just taking ds side and making him look bad. I am sick of fighting and find it a daily thing at the moment and I am on eggshells. has anyone else experienced this? and do they have any advice? I personally think we need outside help ie counselling as dh does not listen to me I feel he is more likely to listen to a "professional" but we are having the same arguement over and over. I cant deal with it anymore. He is so awful to our son over it.