But why did I even start this? Because I've noticed that Wyatt doesn't respect my authority. I'm not trying to have a conversation about discipline per se, but something needs to be done. I've straight up become more stern with Wyatt, and at the end of the day I feel guilty about it. I'm trying to find a way to discipline and guide our son without yelling... because honestly, that doesn't even work with him. And time outs work half the time, but they ALWAYS work when Josh uses them (what the hell man). I dunno. I'm probably asking for a miracle to have a kid that responds to my direction immediately the first time.
In all honesty, I DO like how headstrong he is because I know that he is set on his own decisions. He also is NOT a follower, but just as great as that can be, it can also make the parent go crazy. Everything is a battle and on his terms. (Good grief, I'm pretty sure we're talking about me.)
This post is sort of all over the place but it's been very apparent to me today that I've gotta read some parenting books on strong willed children... stat.