Anna - posted on 04/19/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
wondering if any other mums have gone through/are going through this, cos i just dont know what to do! recently my daughter of 2.5yrs has started pulling the sympathy card. if i tell her off, tell her to do something she doesnt want to do or even talk to her in a stern voice she will look at me with those big eyes and say "pain...lella pain" even when i have seen plain as day that nothing has happened and she cant be hurt! she just wants me to not be angry/not put her in time out/not make her do what she doesnt want to do and give her cuddles instead. if i say "thats enough. no cuddles, i know you are not hurting" she will go to the closest hard object and hit her hand/foot/head against it as if to say "oh arent i?!" and its a hard pain causing whack too! im lost on what to do...i tried putting her in time out when she did it, but all i could hear was her hitting her head against the toy box. i know its a total attention grabber, but its not good and its behaviour i want to stop. ideas anyone?!