Karen - posted on 02/08/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
My little is girl is 2 yr 8 months. For the last month she has been having fits of rage and crying, and screaming. She refuses to get dressed in the am not wanting to change her diaper and if i do get clothes on or her diaper, she rips everything off right away. She runs around screaming and yelling. I don't understand her anger. Yes, i know they are temper tantrums but i can't get her ready to take her older brother to school. She refuses to get in her car seat and i try to force her in and that is not easy! I am not enjoying the power struggle these days! I am getting extremely stressed as her sudden change in temperment has affected our lives in all areas. I cancel my work because i am so frazzled and down that i just can't handle anything else. She is getting her molars and heard they become cranky but this seems extreme! She refuses to have naps and she ends up in bed with mom and dad at night when she was sleeping in her bed before. I don't believe in spanking but i swatted her on the bum this am without any effect. Is her teeth causing this whole personality change? How to manage this behavior? I need help!!!