Jayne - posted on 01/11/2011 ( 17 moms have responded )
My daughter is driving me to tears. Between willful destruction, constant "no", and in your face defiance I am at wits end. We do counting (1, 2, 3, then time out) and it does not even phase her. I have begun putting myself in time out when I am so angry I want to smack her.
I tried the 1-2-3 Magic system the pediatrician suggested. My daughter is verbally advanced and appears to comprehend my requests. She will do what I ask if she is in the mood but it is totally on her terms.
My three year old son has regressed since her awful behavior has started. He went from a shy but curious kid who was mostly independent to a clingy, whiny, needy little boy. Do you suppose my daughter is bullying him already?
Any ideas or help would be great. And no, no major life changes. I am married but my husband travels for work. We are financially stable, have not moved, are in the same class and teacher at school as before this started, and I just cannot pinpoint what the trigger is/was.
Thank you in advance!