Bossy 3 year old driving mom bonkers.

Kristina - posted on 03/21/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hi everyone! So, my 3 1/2 year old is going through a whiny/bossy phase. Every time she wants something she whines and when she doesn't get what she wants she throws a tantrum. I don't give in to her and ask her to use her big girl voice so I can help her. She calms down after awhile but we go through this cycle many times a day.

She loves to help me cook and include her in day to day activities but lately it's been hard to do things with her because she gets so bossy and then whines and cries when something doesn't go her way. It's really testing my patience, and I'm trying to keep my cool when she does this, but I'm finding myself frustrated. She just started going to school a month ago if that's relevant. Any advice? Thanks!


Michelle - posted on 03/21/2016




It's completely normal. They call it the terrible two's but it really goes for a couple of years.
Keep doing what you are doing, ignore her when she is having her tantrum and only speak to her once she has calmed down. She will soon realize that she gets more attention without the tantrum.

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