DS is 20 months, and DD is 2 weeks old. Since we brought her home, DS has been very active and obviously acting out for attention. However, it seems to have gotten progressively worst as the days went on. DH and I worked very hard to raise a very disciplined and loving child. Yet, everything we've taught him has gone completely out the window this last week. He hits, bits, throws things and just flat out has stopped listening. We are constantly telling him no, and putting him in his crib for time out. I feel like no matter how much attention he gets, he's still unhappy. I have tried spending plenty of one on one time with him but he just refuses to cooperate. The other day I sat down to play with his blocks with him and instead of playing with them he threw them at me and then started screaming! I am at a loss, and feeling really frustrated. I know some of it is the adjustment to the baby, and some of it is just him being a baby himself but I feel like i'm fighting an up hill battle. DH is working while I am on disability and I am home with the two of them alone. It is so exhausting dealing with a newborn and a child that I have to fight with for 12 hours.
Does anyone have any advice on how to make things easier? If you experienced anything similar, how long did it last?