I'm babysitting my 2 year old nephew and he's driving me insane. There's 5 hours left. Before you say well why are you babysitting then just realize my sister was starting a new job and absolutely could not find anyone to look after him. I don't really like kids a lot I find them extremely irritating but agreed to help her because she's family. He's pushing his potty around its making a horrible screeching noise I tried to say please no and he givese this mean ass glare then hits me. Keeps ripping things out of my hand going MINE. I can't stand when kids are like this. I wish he would nap. I tried feeding him but he's so picky and just throws the food around he's throwing toys at the walls omg just please help
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I have a big experience with children. I have many younger cousins and sometimes we spent summer or winter together so I had to learn how to treat a child.
I don't love kids that much so I totally feel what you say but.. never ever show the kid that you are mad/angry at him and that you don't love him that much. I have a 1.5 years old cousin right now and I sometimes spend whole day with her in same house.
First thing that you should remember is that kids are f**kingly stubborn. Don't try to "compete" with them in it cause they will make you tired and then - win.
So If you want him to do something you should make him want to do it.
Don't be angry grandma, show them that you are their friend, even if you are not.
If he does something good- kiss him or tell that he's a good boy, do not forget to smile.
When I said to my cousin " Do not do it", she did it with even more pleasure. Instead of getting angry, try not to pay attention to the small things that he does to make you angry. He will be tired soon and leave it. Sometimes just ignore. Sometimes just tell him in a caressing way that It's not a good thing to do and you won't speak with him anymore if he continues doing it. I did so and she always comes to me and kisses on my knees and doesn't do those things anymore xD
Plus, remember to make him want what you want. You should earn his respect, not necessarily love, but respect.
What about feeding him, try to play with him while doing it, tell him that you will eat his own meal and if he doesn't open his mouth, open yours so that he will guess that he will stay hungry if he doesn't eat. That always works. Cause that's human nature. We want what we can't have and we want to have things that are hard to achieve or may be soon possessed by other people.
Kid is a only pure human, he acts according to his primal instincts, that we, adults have already hidden deeply.
Use a simple psychology. Don't let him to manipulate you, do it conversely.3