It's a challenge for me to deal with work at home and also with a 3 yr old boy that like to cry for every reason and sometimes for no reason at all.
He can cry and scream for hours, very loudly too.
And now, Ignore.
So far so good I can say.
Last 2 Days, he woke up crying for no reason...
JD: mami.. uwaaaaaa Mumble Mumble Mumble Uwaaaaaa
Me: I cannot hear what you're saying. So you sit here, and you cry la. Just cry until you think you had enough and you want to stop, then only you talk to me okay?
JD: *nod and really sat down and cried!*
5 mins later...
JD: Mami.. i finished crying edi mami...
Me: Okay so tell me what you want.
JD: I want Kup Kup (Coke)
Me: No Coke.
JD: How about Ribena?
Me: Okay. Go ask Ning to make for you
You see? Want to drink Coke/ Ribena also cry for no reason.
Yesterday he cried again for dunno what reason and he kept screaming and screaming:
Me: You go out from my room. I don't like to hear ppl cry for no reason. *locked him out of my working room*
JD: *crying and banging on door then after 10 mins he stopped. He came in Via his room's toilet which is joint to my working room and peeped at the door*
JD: *climbed on my chair* mami. mamii... *tap shoulder* I finished crying edi......
Me: *Ignored him*
JD: *went out*
20 mins later...
JD: *show pinky* mami.. my finger got boo boo..
JD: mami got skin coming out...
10 mins later...
JD: mami...*climb behind my seat*
JD: You (i) Massage you..mami.. *massage shoulder*
10 Mins later...
JD: mami.. You ( I ) finished crying edi... Please hold your (my) hand? You "friend" me okay?
Me: Okay.. You don't cry and shout like just now anymore okay? *typing in gtalk with hubby and telling him what is happening at home and I laughed*
JD: what is so funny mami?
Me: err nothing nothing.
At night during dinner...
JD: mami.. please hold your (my) hand. Please "friend" me okay? I miss you mami....*kissed my lips* I miss you mami........
So, the conclusion is. Silent treatment can work for small boys also but for how long leh?