User - posted on 03/04/2017 ( 2 moms have responded )
So my 3 yr old daughter has had a change in behavior that started when I was pregnant and is only getting worse now that I've had the baby. Which we expected, but not to this degree. She has always been high strung and strong willed but she is all of a sudden acting out all the time. She is constantly climbing on my husband, hitting him, pulling his hair, throwing things at him, acting awful in public, and at the same time wants to cuddle with him, hold her on the couch, demands that he carry her everywhere we go, wants him to do bedtime. I experience none of this behavior aimed towards me. When she was younger she used to bite and scratch him and her older brother but also, none or that was ever aimed at me and the behavior has majorly escalated to the point that my husband cannot even sit on the couch with her as she WILL NOT leave him alone. She has also started destroying things in the house, pouring her drinks out on the floor, even from spill proof cups, throwing her food everywhere, and just generally being a constant tornado. She has just become out of control. We provide her with as much attention as we can, but we have started sending her to her room for timeouts, she gets the occasional smack on the bottom, we take things away, and vice versa we reward good behavior. I breastfed her until 28 mos and we have been trying to get her out of our bed since that time also, and I spent a lot of one on one time with her before the baby came along. I know it has been hard on her to lose all those things and definitely expect some level of this behavior, but the acting out towards my husband and flat out obsession with him, and only him, is driving us all CRAZY. Anyone else experienced anything like this? Advice?