Completely out of nowhere, a certain little Captain, at just 8mths old, has gained a BIG attitude and it’s caught me a bit off guard.
All this week Jack has been testing me and pushing his luck. He grunts, thrashes his arms about and pulls a face fit for the Devil when he cannot get his own way.
I am never one to give in to him and he certainly isn’t spoilt. We always have lovely family time and I dedicate every waking moment to him. He hardly sees any children of the same age so I cannot blame the ‘rubbing-off’ of another child, so quite honestly I have no idea where this new attitude has come from.
Perhaps I have been doing something wrong? I am a first time mum so it’s all a learning curve to me. Can you give a baby too much love and attention? Whilst we love our cuddles I do not hold him all the time or rush to him as soon as he cries.
I need some constructive advice from you mums-in-the-know. The last thing I want is one of those kids that everyone loves to hate, you know the ones I mean and most certainly not a 10yr old with an ASBO.
Please tell me what the secret is as I’m running fast out of paracetamol and running short on ideas of how to curb the naughtiness before it gets out of hand. My new favourite word ‘No’ is definitely not working.