Re: Jelous Of The New Baby
You have a VERY GOOD reason to worry. This child sounds very much like my nephew, also 4 years old and his mom is awful too. His parents let him do and say anything he wants. I have a 10 year old stepson, a 4 year old and a 6 month old. (all boys) My parenting style differs greatly from my sister's, therefore our children are very different. Her son runs around talking about killing stuff, plays with toy guns and knives and even cusses on occassion. One time he got mad at my 4 year old and said "You little mother....." and almost said the last part until he saw me coming towards him!! He choked my son blue once and I was mortified. He is so jealous of my kids it makes me sick. He tries to hurt them all of the time. Needless to say, we don't go around them much anymore and he is NEVER around my kids unsupervised. Your nephew sounds the same way. Please watch him like a hawk around the baby when it arrives. At this age they lack a good concept of cause and effect and consequence. My nephew picks on my 4 year old always and it goes through me like Hell. My son is autistic and has enough to overcome without having to deal with a bully. Good luck to you, I hope your nephew grows out of this, but without proper parenting he will only get worse. (like my nephew is) The more he is teased about being replaced as the baby in the family, the more he will hate the baby. I would try to talk to his parents, if you are confortable doing so. Congrats on your pregnancy! Good luck with everything.