We have a gorgeous nearly 6 year old, nearly 11mnth old and I'm currently early pregnancy too.
My son is driving me crazy at the moment!!! To be fair,I'm probably more frustrated at myself but would love some suggestions from others who have been there before too!
He's in his 2nd year at school (grade 1) but is nearly a year younger than many in his class. He's coping fine with the work but his attention & concentration are awful! He seems to get in trouble, mostly from not concentrating or trying to be funny and chatting too much. It's endless- but frustrating because when he behaves well, he's brilliant and his work is amazing!
At home,I feel like I'm constantly annoyed a him! It feels horrible! I'm forever repeating myself, or telling him off about something. He says things he knows would get him into trouble. I know I need to just let things go a bit and I want to get our relationship back on track. He's a good kid really & sometimes I probably expect too much of him. I wonder if a lot of it is attention seeking.
I'm thinking along the lines of one on one time & some charts/rewards... And somehow getting myself to calm down a bit!! What's worked for you?
Any suggestions greatly appreciated!!