I am raising a three year old. A son. He is loving and gentle and sweet.
But he's also dominate, strong and aggressive.
He had a rough go of it right around when he turned three, and it seems like we are in a rough patch again.
When it's just us, just the family he's great. Better than great. But he doesn't feel threatened. He's the bigger brother and he's amazing with his baby sister.
But playdates have been awful. Horrific. And it really sucks. He's a bully.
Today was especially bad. We drove across town to see a friend James has had since he was 16 months. And he was terrible. I apologized to my friend and took him home screaming, ending the playdate after only twenty minutes.
When we got home he went right into his bedroom for timeout.
And I found him fast asleep twenty minutes later.
It gets easier right? Please say it does. Because friends don't want to play when you hit and shove and yell. I wouldn't.