My 2.5yr old has absolutely broken me.
He is our first born and we’ve just bought home his new brother. I do understand that we’ve absolutely flipped his world upside down by bringing home a sibling for him.
My husband and I are trying to spend as much 1:1 time with him and do things that are just for him but it always ends up with him not listening, screaming, throwing things etc
I know these are age appropriate things but every single day is a fight and I’m so over it.
If it was a few days a week I’d be fine dealing with it but every single day has worn me thin and I’m in tears.
When he throws things, hurts his brother etc we do discipline him but it goes in one ear and out the other and he’s back to doing whatever he was doing.
We tried gentle parenting techniques, time outs, redirection (works occasionally) but nothing seems to work.
He’s extremely defiant and will not let down. He seems to be a gem for everyone else and as soon as he comes home, he’s an absolute terror for my husband and I.
I’m at a point where I don’t even want him anymore and it completely breaks my heart writing that but I’m so mentally exhausted from the fight :(
I don’t really know what I’m asking but does it get better? I don’t know what to do anymore.
A broken mum.