That title can start so many thing, but I have to seriously wonder..."Is this normal, or did I spoil this child into being a demanding dare I say 'brat' after only one year?"
I know brat is way harsh, and he's not a brat, but he has ZERO patience. I have no idea if it's genetic or learned or what, but...
Say I'm washing 2 dishes and waiting for his noodles to cool....he SCREAMS not cries....YELLS the whole time. Just hungry, right?
Well then, after eating he bangs his head against the back of the high chair when he's done. Baby signs, you say?
Slapping me in the face when he doesn't want me to kiss him or doesn't like my answer of 'not for your fingers...'
Is all of this just typical boy? Should I be taking steps to curb some of this? Is it actual bad behavior, or is it just a toddler that is frustrated and has no words yet? I have no idea when to start taking action, ya know? And I'm not a spanker UNLESS there is imminent danger, then I would definitely swat a hand from a hot stove or something... But I have no idea what I'm doing here. I've felt stupid, ignorant, and un-informed before, but until he turns like 3 I'm afraid I have absolutely no idea what is RIGHT, expected, JUST, normal, or 'BAD'.