how to avoid spoiling baby boy?

February 20, 2011 11:06am CST
Hello dear myLotters. i'm currently a father of a 1 yr. and 2 month boy (can't say he's a baby anymore. so we parents all have to deal with our son's tantrums, and this is not something anybody else could do. as a parent, i think it's just fitting that i give my longest amount of patience in teaching my son to behave. but lately, i've noticed that he's been acting like a spoiled brat, and what concerns me is that he'd be uncontrollable as he reaches the age of 2 onwards. i hope to not increase the level of difficulty in disciplining my son as he grows so could anyone brief me about tips to prevent spoiling my baby boy?
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
22 Feb 11
It is not easy to be 1yr old, and have new baby brother.This may be part of the reason the oldest is acting up. Try to divide your time as evenly as you can between the 2 of them. When the oldest has a tantrum, don't get upset, when he screams, turn on the TV or start to sing loudly. Doing a tantrum is very hard work, and when he realizes its all for nothing, he will stop. Never say "NO," unless you mean it, never go back on your word, and your children will respect you for it. Think of your children as little adults, and treat them as such. Try to avoid discipline in favor of resolving the issue by dialogue. Make a deal, such as if you do this for me, I'll do that for you. Never forget, your boys are the people who get to choose your Nursing Home!