Merry meet and welcome to the team. I hope you are able to resolve your two-year old's problem. I will keep you both in my prayers and thoughts that this kind of behavior stops soon. Brightest blessings and warm hugs.
Oh one more thing...when you make that wall for him be prepared for him to tear it down a few times just to test whether you really love him or will just punish him and yell. Stay calm. Give him a hug and clean up the mess. Then start over and find ways to compliment the good he does. When he gets more attention for being good then for being bad. He will do good to please you. If you need to talk you know where I am...on Spark!
Okay hon...first please do not think I am being judgemental of you. But did you ever think that maybe he isn't being defiant but feeling left out and a bit neglected. You said you are under a lot of stress, you're homeschooling, you're at home all day with no other adult outlet...basically you are overwhelmed. You spend so much time with the older kid/kids maybe he feels pushed aside and invisible. He feels bad about himself for not being able to get your attention so he punishes himself. I actually went through something similar when my boys were little. The older one had a head injury that demanded I work with him continuously. I never realized I wasn't giving the younger one enough attention until I caught him hitting his head with his hand and saying you're bad. I asked him why are you bad and he said because you don't want me you want to be with him.(older brother)try including him in the homeschooling. Make a little wall for his drawings or ABCs etc. Hold him when you are sitting down with the others. It is so easy to park little ones with a toy and think they will occupy themselves but like you they need interaction. I learned that the hard way.
Hope all oy you had a most blessed Ostara. Wish i could say the same for myself. My 2-year-old has taken to hurting himself just to get a reaction out of people. Last night he was the worst yet. Started by pulling his own ear really hard, went to pinching his own check, and ende with him biting himself hard enough to draw blood if i would have let it continue. I am honestly worried about this behavior. I have seen teens do it but not the really young ones like him. Needless to say a rough day yesterday and no sllep last night has me dragging my hump around. Blessings to all and here is to none of you ever having to deal with a very defiant 2-year-old!!! lol
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