Lost your Listening Ears???

Jodi - posted on 02/22/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




AHHHH! So, I thought terrible twos were bad! My nearly 3 year old has lost her listening ears! She went from this sweet child who did everything mommy said, was REALLY well behaved and super polite, to this little demon monster!!!

She will not do anything I ask her to, she won't pick up toys, she won't get dressed, she won't take bath or go to bed...nothing! I am "up to here" with it!!!!

But, when we go to Nana's house, or Grandma's house, or anywhere where other people will be around, she's back to my perfect little angel! Did I mention our twin girls just turned 1?

What do I do? I've tried time-outs, taking away toys and priveleges, I even swatted her butt...twice. First off, I hate spanking her, so that's a no go. Is this something I'm just supposed to ride out? Do I get MORE strict with her? I feel like alllll I do all day is tell her no, go to time out, give me that, don't do that, was that nice? etc etc etc. I do tell her when she's behaving well and what not, but there's just so much naughty behavior going on right now!


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Jodi - posted on 02/23/2012




lol, I'm just glad it's not just me! I thought maybe I was doing something wrong and that this is my fault! The reward chart isn't a bad idea at all, I just might have to rig one up and see if it works, at least it would be positive reinforcement, instead of all the negativity!

Katherine - posted on 02/22/2012




ROFL!!!! My Daughter does the SAME thing!!!!! I've done all the above and then some and nothing works. I even bribe her. She's good for the most part at cleaning up her toys but if I ask her to brush her teeth, nope, get dressed, nope, take a bath, nope again. She takes her diaper off constantly. She is practically potty trained but WILL pee on the floor if she feels like it. Have you tried a rewards chart? I think our LO's are old enough now. I don't know what else to do either.

She's impossible. I think 3 is worse than 2!

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