what are we gonna do with this kid?!
Help! 5YO SS has been a holy terror the last two days. Everything from screaming, "I want milk!" to burping and farting on purpose at the dinner table to to saying, "weirdo" and "stupid" after we've asked and told him many, many times not to. The demanding, bratty act has caught us by surprise and it seems like he's not afraid of anything we say or threaten him with. My husband came so close to spanking him tonight at dinner that I thought it was really going to happen... but, of course, it didn't. I know it kills my husband when he feels like he's too harsh of a disciplinarian but when do we stop saying, "He's still little," and go to some discipline that's going to stick? How do you girls handle this kind of thing?