I feel rotten.
Lately I have been seeing some frustration sympthoms again.
And for reasons I am wondering why he allows himself to be frustrated.
For example, he will scribble on the Doodle but when he reaches the edge of the board, he gets a bit frustrated that he cannot continue. Coz it is after all the edge and the limit of the board.
If I see it, I will have to explain to him and he will either throw the Doodle away or try again somewhere in the middle.
He doesn't have alot of patience.
And he is at a crucial stage of testing boundaries.
Most of the time when he wants something he cannot get, I will hold him firmly and look at him and explain. Most of the time he can accept and move on.
But there are also times when he cannot. And when he needs to release frustration, he no longer bangs his head. He releases it on the adults - as in he will hit me. He doesn't hit daddy though.
Most of the time when he hits me, I will hold the hand that hit me and flick it and tell him he cannot hit people. Then I would ask him to sayang (love) me back.
Most of the time he will hug me afterwards and his cries of frustration will temper down to a sob.
Yesterday my babysitter told me he hit her also. And when she asked him to say sorry, he said No.
Maybe it is time I teach him the word "Sorry" instead of asking him to just sayang back. He will be going to school soon and I cannot afford hearing "What do you teach him at home?" again.
Once is enough....but it sure makes me feel rotten.