Lauren - posted on 11/26/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
Here are typical things that my 3YO does that concerns me.
-tip toe walking except in shoes.
- picking eating, sticking mostly to dairy and pasta's/breads.
-the smallest things cause a temper tantrum- i.e. brushing teeth, brushing hair, getting dressed, getting out of the bath tub, not getting something to eat that she wants (treats, etc.) I have thought she would grow out of this but it continues day in day out for a year. Hits, sometimes spits or drools during a tantrum. These happen no less than 3x a day. Repeptitive "no, no, no, no, no, no, no" or something similar like "i dont want to" or "but I want it". Seems one tracked.
-She scratches herself in stressful situations. When she has a temper tantrum or cries, she methodically scratches her legs. She does this other times also, not just during stress.
-Sucks her blankie's corner. Has a hole in the corner that she has to have her finger in. Licks and chews her toys. Grinds against her blankie ("humping") it. This often happens when she is in bed, but she will do it in the middle of the day sometimes also.
-Cannot share. Simply can't or there is a temper tantrum. Snatches toys from her sisters constantly, doesn't care that her sisters cry from it. But, is highly protective if she feels like someone is scaring/being mean to her sisters or myself.
-Will not let anyone but me buckle her into her carseat. Freaks out if my fiance does it with a temper tantrum.
-She will play with blocks, or take books off a bookshelf, and she loves dolls, but doesn't make them talk or whatever. She will dress and undress them but mainly just carries them around. She loves her iPad.She does however enjoy dress up and calls herself a princess.
-She gets in a lot of trouble. She will destroy anything and everything. LAst week she snuck my makeup into her room and dumped it everywhere. The following day she took bath gel into her room and dumped it everywhere. She has no emotional connection to getting in trouble and continues this type of behavior.
I just kind of thought for awhile that she's different than my other 2 angels, that she's just a middle child or whatever. I just want some input if other people's children do these things. She's a sweet girl, we can have conversations (albeit not super long ones), she doesn't seek out cuddling, but doesn't freak about it, good eye contact, etc.