How do I handle an out of control child in my own home? My partner doesn't like him visiting and the dog isn't keen now!
My friend sometime's visits me and occasionally brings her son. Sometimes he is sweet, sometimes, like today. he is pure murder. I have a fruit bowl on the table, he proceeded to throw orange after orange at his Mum. He was taking mouthfuls of milk out of his beaker, then spitting it at his Mum. Everytime I asked him to do something he'd just yell "NO!" at the top of his voice, then carry on like before. I need to get my home up together before Christmas, but it looks like a bomb has hit it after my friend and her son have been here no longer than about 2 hours. I've been mates with his Mum about 14 years and we get on really well, sometimes her son is sweet but when he's in a mood..oh boy, he's in a mood. My friend tries to tell him off but normally ends up giggling at him and it's my home that suffers. I've got toys and cartoons, but they only last seconds before he's elsewhere. Current favourites involve pushing our TV over and pressing the doorbell to set the dog off. Help? Thanks!