I just slapped my 5 year old brother. Before you jump to conclusions let me explain. Me and my older sister just got kittens, they were abandoned buy their mothers and they are only 5 and 6 weeks old. My brother, we’ll call him Mike, keeps grabbing them and squeezing their tummy’s and basically being really rough with them.
We’ll about half an hour ago, he decided that he was the kittens…. father, I got really annoyed because he was being really mean and loud. So, eventually I told him that he needs to let them be (he was also holding the hostage), and he started hitting me! I was soo pissed! Mike has ALWAYS been really violent, and he hits hard, like full force. Of course his little fists wont hunt until they make contact with your face.
I asked him like twenty times to stop and he just started kicking, punching, biting, slapping, and pinching. At that point I was losing patients, so I told him he needs to listen to me, and i explained to him why he needs to be more careful with the kittens and how they are still babies. You know what the little asshole did? He spit in my face! I was like hell no!
I told him he needs to go take a nap, so I carried him upstairs, the whole way up hes screaming kicking punching, the whole nine yards. I drop him on his bed and he continues with his fit, I tell him that if hes gonna act like a baby hes gonna get treated like one; hence the nap. He kept slapping me and stuff and I lost it, I slapped him, not super hard… but now I feel really bad.
Things like this happen daily, and I’m home alone with him for at least 8 hours a day. I dont know how I’m supposed to handle him for the rest of summer. Someone, please, I need help, how would you handle a “problem” child.