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I feel your pain!! I have three young siblings. And they wake him up constantly. They are driving me freakin NUTS. I tell them to be quiet, turn my back and they are screaming again (Which is SO not acceptable to me.. they are old enough to know better). No advice, since it sounds like you are doing everything you can. Just have to share my frustrations! Ergggg.
Being the mother of a 4yr old spirited child, I know EXACTLY what you mean. It sucks! Samuel is always doing things he shouldnt be lately, and some of it is waking up the baby. Ugh! Sam needs to learn to calm down around Eli, but my time is spent around the baby so much, I dont even have the time to try to do gentle discipline on him (what used to work) at all. So he ends up in full on tantrums. I hate it!
Samuel Francisco (11/24/08, 8lbs2oz, 21in) Elijah Spencer (10/28/12, 8lbs11oz, 20.5in)
Not sure if this would help, but I have a womb noise machine in Meghan's room and I keep it on as loud as it will go. She's had it since day one, but she's used to it and it helps drown out other sounds.
I got called into Josiah's preschool for a private conference when I picked him up today...all of the behaviors we are trying to deal with at home finally transferred into the classroom. I guess it was only a matter of time He hit, poked, kicked, threw a book, and threw wood chips on the playground. He says he was doing it to be funny. The teacher said that he responded to correction perfectly well, then would "forget" and be back at it five minutes later. JUST like at home! They ended up calling in the preschool director to talk with him. He has been in the process of giving up naps, and I'm wondering if that is part of the equation. I brought him home and put him straight down for a nap. He has been sleeping for 2.5 hours. It is DH who wanted me to cut his naps out, because he fights bedtime so badly when he takes one, but I am pretty convinced that he still needs at least a short one most afternoons. He told me before nap that he likes being naughty because it's fun, and that he wishes he could have a new Mommy and Daddy LOL. See what you first time mommies might have ahead of you?!
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Oh Sarah, I'm so sorry! I know just how you feel. Ryan has been a terror at home lately & I thought we were just entering the "terrible 2's" a few months early. I think a lot of it is jealousy, too, on our end thats finally coming out...he won't hardly even look at his sister anymore...totally ignores her (unless she's sleeping and then he says "Sshhhhhhh!" and then starts banging toys around or screeching....ugh!) I got the same talk to yesterday at daycare by Ryan's preschool teacher & director! He's not been listening or minding and has been spitting & hitting. His teacher said they redirect him often and time out if need be, but it doesn't phase him (it doesn't at home either). He'll obey his daddy but laughs all mischeviously when I or the girls at daycare try to discipline him. This past week has been so trying. I hope things get better for y'all soon!