How to make sure my child isn’t a jerk?
Hi BPN community, I am hoping someone can offer advice. We are open to anything from therapy, counseling, parenting seminars, etc. Please only constructive advice as it is the season of kindness :)
My child is almost 8 and exhibits a lot of less than desirable traits. They have tantrums on a daily basis over many things (mainly when they don’t get their way) and become completely unhinged (think baby Jack Jack becoming bursting into flames). They also do not seem to have an understanding of gratitude or remorse which is frustrating as that’s not how we have been raising them, although will admit to overindulgence at times, especially during COVID.
We aren’t sure whether this is normal for this age, but their sibling does not behave this way. While nature vs nurture certainly has a greater impact than I ever believed before having children, we definitely feel that they need stronger guidance as this behavior will not be tolerated in the long run. They only act this way at home, not in public or with friends.