Don’t let these pictures fool you. They are what my memories of our trip to Yosemite are going to be. I really don’t want to remember the struggle it was/has been lately with this dude.
I don’t know if it’s his age — he’s 6 — or what, but he’s been so difficult lately. It’s not like the little kid stuff “don’t touch that” “get down from there” or “stop jumping on the furniture!” Those are easy fixes, right? Just don’t do it, it’s that simple. But I’m pretty sure it’s official, we’re in the attitude stage.
You know the one when you call their name and their answer is “what?” in that “what do you want” kind of voice? Yes that. We’ve been hearing a lot of that lately. And you know what you guys? I don’t have the slightest clue how to deal with it.
It’s such a hard contrast too, because Eli, who is 3, is at such an easy stage. He’s a fun, happy-go-lucky kind of kid. But he’s still in a stage where the discipline is relatively easy. Not easy, but you know what I mean. Totally different than this attitude thing.
I sent him to bed early, I take things away, I don’t let him speak to me disrespectfully. He doesn’t get things when he has an attitude and it still isn’t sinking in. He’s so selfish, which I know we all naturally are, but trying to teach him to learn to think of others & their feelings is tough. It’s like it doesn’t click for him, he can’t think outside of his little world.
So I’m gonna leave you with some fun pictures of our recent trip to Yosemite and if you have some, I hope you’ll leave me some advice on what to do with a 6-year-old boy with attitude!
Beautiful isn’t it? I love Yosemite.
So what do you do with your young kids that are coppin’ and attitude with you? All suggestions welcome! 🙂