Christine - posted on 07/22/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
My 3 year old daughter has always been the more challenging one (we also have a 4.5 year old son). She had colic and rocked the witching hour as a baby. She owned the terrible twos. And now with 3s showing new challenges, I'm wondering if there is more to it or if she'll always be this "spirited".
She is strong willed and smart (and so so lovable) but has heartfelt, fully engulfing melt downs at the drop of a hat. One instant she can deal with a "no we can't do that right now" or the like with a simple disappointed ok. At another it is hysterical crying, wanting to be carried/hugged yet pushing, hitting (sometimes biting) begging desperately for her want. I'm at a loss. If she is that upset, I want to be there for her, even if I just hug her until she calms down (but never giving in to original demand). But am I feeding the fire? Could it be something medical? We are in the process of switching pediatricians, but she just had her well visit and everything looked fine (didn't like the dr. So am switching to another in the practice that my son went to). She goes to preschool/daycare 4 days and is fine there? Most days. Thanks for any advice.