Molly - posted on 10/10/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )
I am really hoping there are more people out there with the same problem. My adorable and friendly little girl of 22months has turned, as if over night, into a tiny monster. Is this normal? Is this just the start of a phase or the teribble twos??? I can't seem to do anything with her anymore. In the mornings, getting dressed is just a battle. I still haven't worked out what works without her crying, and getting dressed was never a problem. She has resorted to not allowing me to put her in the car seat. Exceedingly frustrating. Especially when the car is parked on a busy road, it scars me. Screaming blue murder when she doesn't get something she wants, but won't tell me what that something is either!
Is anybody having similar experiences? I would love some, if not help, then moral support. The added problem is that I am a first time mum. By husband has a job in mexico and travels alot. So I am stuck here quite alone in a foreign country. I have friends but not like at home and the one person who I feel I could always count on to love me back no matter what has turned into little miss naughty!
I am dealing with it but I do wonder sometimes if I am doing the right thing. I have resorted to putting her into the guest bathroom when she is naughty. This seems to work quite well and she understands why I have put her in there. She knocks on the door when she is ready and when she comes out she does the thing she was supposed to do before.
I just absolutly hate doing this to her because she really does cry. Has anyone got any other methods?
I really would appriciate any once of help or advice. Thanks Moll :)