06-27-2018 12:38 PM
06-27-2018 06:20 PM
Hi @Tireddad welcome to ReachOut and thanks for sharing. It sounds like you are doing the best you can juggling the challenges of parenting a 3 year old toddler and a new born baby girl. I definitely feel for you and it's a tricky one particularly introducing a new member into the family and the dynamic changes within that. It's great that you've got in contact with our community for some support and it sounds like you have been trying a few different strategies with your son. For this, I'm going to tag some of our members for some advice and support @taokat @sunflowermom @hippychick @Tulip. As you mentioned you're from the States, I'll just let you know that any resources we provide on the website such as services will be Australian based. We're here to listen and support you as best as we can.
06-27-2018 09:14 PM
Hi there @Tireddad, and welcome to the forum. I'm afraid that we may not be able to give you all the support you need as we are a site for parent with teens aged 12-18. In saying that your toddler sounds very much like my 16 year old!!
Your son might be having trouble adjusting to the introduction of his sister to the family? A couple of forums for parents with toddlers I've found are mothering.com (Life with a Toddler) and Essential Kids. It might be worth checking them out as having the support of parents going through similar things is invaluable
11-23-2018 01:32 AM - last edited on 11-23-2018 12:23 PM by gina-Ro
The situation you explained is awful and one-in-one similar to my experience. Wenn my daughter was 5 she hated to be an elder child in the family. It was so difficult with her... I don't remember, how we went through it, but one day i realised, that she looks toys and clothing in a shop for her young brother. Maybe it's not a solution, but try to give your son a responsibility, let him be important in family's life.
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