Thursday, August 12, 2010
Watching The Same Show and Jake's Behaviour
I was uploading old pictures for my second batch prints order in Artscow when I saw this old photo of Jake watching Hi5. He was still six months old in this picture. He was also fascinated with the show Wilbur that even if he was in the kitchen or room he runs right away to the living room if he heard the theme songs of the show. He out grew the show Wilbur when he was around 16 months old but not the Hi5 show. Until now he love watching this show and watch it everyday. Justine on the other hand doesn't have her own preferences. I haven't seen her showing the same interest like Jake with TV shows when she was little. She watched this shows because Jake is watching it. She grows up to like the show because Jake loves it and watches it everyday. I missed those days when Hi5 shows have calming effect on Jake that he never bugged me while I'm in front of the computer. Now is totally different because he wants the Hi5 show keep on playing on TV and DVD but he was everywhere pissing Justine off or climbing around and pissing me off. I miss my calm, gentle agreeable, good and happy little buckaroo. His attitude changed when Justine arrived. We explain it to him that we both love them but he is just a baby and doesn't understand everything yet. Yesterday I asked hubby if we missing something like not giving him enough attention because he becomes so mean at Justine lately. He pushes her, pull her hair, ride on her, wrestle her, poke or hit her with toys as in physically hurting her. Justine love playing with him even if he plays rough to her. I regretted those times that I spank him when he misbehaves because he kind of doing it to Justine. Our 1-2-3 magic and time out has started to worn out. He still listens to it but if he is the wild mode or tantrum mode he doesn't care. He changes his behavior every minute of the day. He starts from being sweet to being mean, and from being protective big brother to monster. Everyday different personality of Jake we are dealing with. Generally speaking he is a very good boy but because of jealousy or sibling rivalry he does bad things to get our attention. I really think we miss something in disciplining him. Parenting is hard and I wish there's a manual that we could buy so every kids grow up the way we want them to be.
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