I have had a trying week. (well months really) This week has been exceptionally horrible.
Dominic has not been doing well on his chores. Not doing well in school which is not him. He is a straight A student. His tests are lacking and his homework is taking forever. I thought it was just getting back from break but mixed with his attitude about it all, I guess it really is not. Half assed almost all the time and not even following directions. Talking back and arguing over EVERY SINGLE THING all the live long day.
Logan has hit the terrible three's full force. We had a few spats here and there from him during his two's but nothing major. Then BAM, over night he started the horrific tantrumy behavior. HE THREW A CHAIR AT ME. A Chair at me, his mother! He has been screaming at the top of his lungs until he can barley speak, moving furniture, stomping, throwing things and rolling around on the floor. It has been tiring to watch and not be able to help him share his emotions without having an outburst. He has been hearing his brother talking back and arguing, therefore he has started imitating that behavior as well.
Charlie has been starting to show signs of diva type behavior. Throwing small tantrums. Screaming and crying. Throwing herself to the ground. Hitting and kicking.
Every day this week has been full of all of the above. It is trying. Exhausting.
We are pulling out all the stops. I made charts. I made lists. I may have gone completely crazy and pulled out my hair.
How do you handle these tantrums, not listening bouts and all around crazy kid behaviors?