Jessica - posted on 01/21/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
my daughter is three. she climbs like crazy and gets into everything. i don't mean, i am going to play dolls and not pick up. i mean she climbs on to the back of the toilet, climbs the shelf to the ceiling, pulls my make up down and smears it. she opens up bottles of shampoo and squirts them empty. she breaks windows, screens, tears apart everything she sees. she empties tooth paste on the walls. colors every where. cracks eggs in her room. empty bins out. rips clothes off hangers. tears curtains off windows rod and all. takes shelves off walls. throws food all over the fridge. throws food everywhere (like box of crackers or grapes). throws boxes cereal all over the floor. spills gallons of milk all over the kitchen... i am just listing what she did this week!!!!
i have tried everything. she is super fast, wickedly quick, and no locks prevent her. she is a sweet child other wise. listens really well. has great respect. rarely throws temper-tantrums. plays well. is not violent. is very smart and does really well in preschool. she listens to her teachers. is nice to her sisters. and not defiant. she sits at the table to eat at dinner. i just don't know what do do about all the messes and how to get her to stop!! i have tried time outs, spanking, yelling, taking away privileges, everything... nothing works!!! she does not do it to be mean either. she does it because she wants to know how something works or how it goes together or what will happen if she does something. any advice would help!!