Lucinda - posted on 02/04/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
My dd is 31/2 years old. She also has 2 7 month old twin sisters. During the week she goes to daycare. About 2-3 months ago she gave up napping but she really needs to nap. She gets up around 7 am and bedtime is a fight with her getting out of her bed and to us to as late as 10pm. The past 2-3 weeks she has been a monster when she gets home from daycare, refuses to eat dinner (or doesn't want what we are having) doesn't want to take a bath then when in doesn't want to get out, refuses to go to bd and the list goes on. I feel AWFUL, because I feel like when I do see her now all i do is YELL and threaten time out. I'm sure part of it is jealousy of the babies, but I also think part if being way overtired which is why she gets really nutty after daycare. I don't know HOW to get her settled down at night we read books in her bed but she is just so wound up she bounces off the walls. Last night we did the supernanny thing were we just kept walkign her back to her room everytime she came out and she SCREAMED her head off until finally i tucked her back in and rubbed her back and she fell asleep. It upsets me so bad to see her get upset but also by that time of night I'm exhausted from caring for 2 babies all day and just want some down time myself. Wondering if anyone has dealt with this and if you did anything that helped calm your little one down for bed . Also dinner is such a huge issue she just refuses to eat then wants junk.. love any helpful suggestions on that as well. thanks so much, I really need some advice time outs are just not working!