Hello to all you lovely mummys & daddys out there. I am a mummy to three beautiful children, Joshua-4years old, Nicholas, 2 1/4 years old & my little princess Lahni who is 8 weeks old. I am seriously struggling with Nicholas my 2 year old, I have always been really close to him & he has always been a beautiful little boy, able to charm you with his cheeky smile. But since having my daughter, i feel like i'm losing that beautiful little boy & a liitle monster has come & taken his place. He is always whinging, whining, refusing to do anything you ask him to do, having constant melt downs about everything, it's like a constant tug of war with him all day & it's taking it's toll on me. He has been toilet training for nearly 3 months now & was doing so well, but in the last couple of weeks he's started wetting himself again & it will happen just after i have asked him, it gets me so mad. I realize this is most likely due to him not coping with the arrival & attention spent on his new baby sister, & that this new behaviour is just him seeking attention in any form. I am trying so hard not to responde to his bad behaviour, so he won't get that attention, but it can be so hard. I feel like he is mad at me for bringing home this baby, because he seems to adore his little sister & is not so bad for his daddy & does really well at daycare after i drop him off. My older son is adapting really well to his new sister & wasn't such a problem when he's baby brother came along, so I guess thats why I'm finding this so hard. I try to spend as much time as I can with him, with both of them. I really don't know what to do anymore, I just want my baby boy back. Please help with any advice!!!
Cheryl, Qld, 2 boys & a baby princess