Alpha male!

Yes, my child is an alpha male. But his father is an alpha male and I am very definitely an alpha female. With all that alpha floating around he was bound to be exactly what he is. Me and his Dad have learned to balance the alpha in our relationship. We have never had a fight or gotten into an argument, sure we drive each other crazy sometimes but we have ways of dealing with it that do not lead to arguments. But then you throw this little alpha male into the picture and the balance is gone! We are still learning how to balance his strong personality with ours. Everything in life has become a power struggle, every no becomes a complete melt down. When he wants something, since he can't talk very well yet, he will grab my hand and try and drag me to it. He never misses a chance to let you know exactly how he feels about something. lol
The last thing I would ever want to do is stifle his personality, he comes by it honestly and it is my job to nurture him for who he is. BUT I must admit that trying to teach him to follow rules and compromise has been a challenge. I let him, even at this young age, decide what he wants for lunch, pick out his clothes for the day, decide which blanket he wants to use at night, pick out toys for us to play with...little things that help him have some control of his day to day life, making things he doesn't get to control a little less of a fight.
I love my little hard headed alpha male. One day he will be the leader of something...I have no idea what but he will definitely be the leader! lol That's my boy for ya :-)

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    04/28/14
    Were there hints to what his personality would be when he was a baby, or were you surprised when it developed? :)
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    04/28/14
    Oh I knew BEFORE he was born what he was going to be like. If he didn't like something he would let me know. He would kick and punch and roll around in there. Both times I had an ultra sound he would punch at the wand and you would see it jump. Cracked both doctors up that did my ultra sounds. lol they even warned me he was going to be like he is. And then when he was born he started screaming even before he was all the way out...I guess he wanted to make sure I knew from the start what I was getting into. lol
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    04/28/14
    That gave me a smile! My brother is kind of like that, but he's such a great guy as an adult. I'm sure your son will be a winner!
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      04/28/14
      8Theresa Gould
      Yep sounds about right for an alpha. I know I have at least one alpha female and we tend to butt heads because two alpha females in one house tends to do that. ;)
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      04/28/14
      Oh man if we had another alpha female in the house I don't know what I would do! lol
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      About Amy
      Birth: September 14
      On Moms.com since: Mar 19, 2014
      Stay at home wife and Mom. I have an older step son that is an amazing young man. My husband and myself have a little boy and newborn girl. Balancing life isn't always easy but it's always worth it :-)