DS is 3yr old. DP and i are clashing all the time when it comes to discipline etc. Its like DP thinks that our son is the only 3yr old who back chats, says 'no' to everything, doesnt listen, and has just started saying he doent love us anymore, and DP just nit picks all the time, always on his back to clean up his toys, not to touch the couch if he has dirty hands, and the list goes on.
Its so frustrating, as DP works long hours and sometimes works interstate and the time he is home it fells like he is always challenging DS. In saying all this though, they do have a wonderful relationship and do have half hour of playtime everynight and spend time on weekends.
DP wasnt close to his father when growing up, for exactly the same reasons ive mentioned above, i have aked him if he would like a better relationship with DS than what he had with his dad, and of course he says yes.
I just want our DS to be able to be a kid and a typical 3yr old, of course i dont let DS get away with everything, but geez im not nagging him all the time.
Ive just started reading a book called 'Toddler Taming' and the author has some really good points in there that i agree with, would it be unfair of me to put sticky notes on the pages id like DP to read???