I have many of the issues that a previous poster has with her 6 year old daughter. My son is smart, kind and plays very well with other children. All of his childcare providers that I have spoken to are flabberghasted when I tell them what goes on at home.
We had previously introduced him to Mario bros. WII and played it briefly. Well we have had to take it away bc he will literally not want to eat, sleep, go outside or do any other activity. When we turn it off bc we need to go somewhere he doesn't want to come bc all he is thinking about is the Wii.
He is usually very pleasant in public, but today he had a meltdown in a store that he had to try on his tux for. Well it resulted in him punching and kicking me, in front of everyone. Then when i got him in the change room he bit me. This also happened 2 days ago at home where I was very calmly putting him in timeout. He hit me full out in the face, knocking my glasses off.
How do you handle this when its happening and they are kicking and punching at you?
He used to be great at bedtime, but now everything is a battle, from pj's to brushing teeth. He does sleep well, but aside from breakfast he always just wants snacks. He has also taken to yelling in my face and saying "NO" it seems he would fit inbetween the difficult child and easy child. He is a joy for everyone except mom and dad and these physical issues seem to be happening more frequently.
I should also add that he does no chores and doesn't really have any other responsibilities in the home. I just don't know what to do......any thoughts would be great.