How bad can the terrible twos be and why are they so early?

Sarah - posted on 09/09/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Kyra is fastly becoming a holy terror on her bad days and the good days she is as sweet as they come. Is anyone else having this problem?

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Rachel - posted on 09/12/2009

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Nevaeh is qiet the little bugger. She doesnt throw tantrums often but she is quick to let you know when she doesnt want something. I was told early that there is no terrible twos it starts at one and goes through high school. Giving a child a time out is great for them and you. One thing my daughter is starting to do is hit, my natural reaction is to give her a tap on the hand and say no hitting. I realized it was not smart to hit her and say no hitting so now I have her look in my face and I tell her no its not nice. Looking into my eyes when she is introuble is the wost for her! Now when her and dad are horsing around he'll pat her "not hard" and she will scream "no hitting" It brings a smile to my face everytime.

Jenn - posted on 09/11/2009

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My son is also having temper tantrums or what we like to call "moments". We normally just let him go and he stops within a minute or two. I heard that the 3's are worse than the 2's, not looking forward to that at all! Thank goodness he is a cutie!! :)

Darlene - posted on 09/10/2009

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My son can go from devil to angel in about 2 minutes! He can turn a temper tantrum on and off in a split second!! I've always said terrible 2's last from 18 months until 4 years! I simply let him have his tantrum in a corner (or on 'the chair') and ignore him until he's done. If I see it coming I can usually curb the tantrum, but sometimes it comes out of the blue and I have no idea what set him off.

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