What to do now?
Hey ladies I've been gone for many months trying to find my own mothering style and focusing on my kids but am at a standstill of sorts. My son will be a year on the 30th of this month, and my daughter is turning 4 March 1st. Now my daughter wasn't birthed by me, however she lives with me and my hunny and I don't agree with the whole "stepsister /stepbrother" thing because I am raising my two rug rats in the same home. So my daughter going from only child to big sister was a challenge in itself, she was used to everything being handed to her on a whim, the opposite of how I parent, and had trouble adjusting to having a baby around. This I knew was something I would have to deal with I'm just at my wits end. It seems like the more time goes on the more my daughter acts out. I'm talking fish out of water tantrums, hands on the hips, eye rolling, putting her fingers in her ears, yelling, luring the baby into corners then hitting pushing or throwing things at him. I feel like I've tried so much and nothing changes. My husband says it's a phase and I have trouble agreeing with that because I am the oldest of 8 kids and from what I've seen who you are when you are little continues onto adulthood. How did you other mommies deal with your little humans when it was more than just one?