Help! My three year old whines and cries constantly!

Jessy - posted on 07/18/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 3.5 year old daughter has been on and off sick for the last three weeks or so. She was a little whiney and would throw occasional tantrums before, but since being sick she is SO much worse! She cries almost from the time she wakes up until she passes out at night. She cries because she sees a bug, she touches the grass, her younger sister gets near her, any and everytime she is told no, and for just about any other silly thing you can think of. I have tried isolating her for tantrums by making her go into her room, and she cant come out until she is done and that owrked for a while but now she just screams more. Times outs have been tried but just ended up causing more frustration for both myself and her. I have tried explaining to her that that is not ok behavior and that she needs to use her big girl manners. I should also mention that she has a slight speech delay, and so does not always understand what you are asking of her, or what you are telling her, and vice versa. Any ideas.... mom is getting incredibly frustrated!

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