Thanks everyone. I know what needs to be done but sometimes it feels bettter just to have a place to vent out frustration! :banghead:
It is not politically correct to admit that I'd rather spend my day sometimes doing anything else but spending it all day with my 6 year old. Sadly, I was really looking forward to spending some extended 'quality time' with him at the beginning of summer. Now I can't wait for school to resume. I know in my heart these days will pass, and someday I will want them back. Anyway, thanks for the support.
I just have a funny story - speaking of spoiled kids. My 2.5 year old has been watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory lately. She loves the "loopa loopas". Anyway, we went to our county fair the other night and she wanted cotton candy right away. I told her she has to eat "real num-num" first, but we would for SURE get cotton candy (as I was the one who really wanted the sugar!). Anyway, she kept asking and whining. I told her she's acting just like Varuca Salt. She immediately got a little shimmer in her eye, and - without missing a beat - says...."I want cotton candy NNNNOOOOOWWWWWWWW!" and just laughted like you wouldn't believe. She stopped whining and ate something. Not really related to the original post.....but I thought it was a good story to share.
Hi everyone!! Just wish to share a thing or two on spoiled kids. We have a 5 yr old. She had temper tantrums at age 2-3. you know when she would lie down on the floor of the shopping mall screaming her lungs out or refuse to get in the buggy and put her feet down to act as brakes so it won't move when you push.
What worked for us was consistency in our discipline ie if mum says no it's really a no and not a yes regardless of how much she will yell.
Spoiled kids can sometimes scare off childcare providers and the earlier we can teach them to respect other people the better.