i am with him all the time. we play games together, do puzzles, when its nice out we play ball together, he is learning how to hit the badminton birdie. we go for walks together and go to parks. when daddy is home they do snap circuits and board games, go fish, ball outside, catch, ride bakes, daddy lets him drive the lawn tractor, they garden and plant things together, daddy teaches him how to build things like simple birdhouses, they do the home maintenance together when ds wants to help.
i truly believe that his anger issues are all from lack of sleep. but without a way to give him more sleep i am at a loss.
as far as dd goes i do believe that i myself expect too much of her. and i have been working on that. i treat her like shes the same age as ds which she is not, she is younger. and dh is a bit worse when it comes to academics. comparing our two kids is another biggie, dh expectes dd to mature and learn the same as ds, so her not knowing what ds knew at this age makes dh think shes behind. then i question whether or not i remember what a 3 yr old is supposed to know. and then i ask and you lovely ladies remind me and let me know that my kids are doing what they are supposed to and that they are normal.