Tahnee - posted on 10/21/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
is any one else having an issue with their three year old girl being aggressive. my lo will be good throughout the day... but then it starts- that little sparkle in her eye and then... all hell breaks loose- she starts throwing toys at her brother or our puppy, she starts swinging and just goes into a fit of rage out of no where. i don't get it. my husband and i do not fight. we have routines and structure. we have a calm and nurturing environment. I am a stay at home mom and my attention is constantly on both the kids but lately it seems she demands my every minute (which is not fair to my son who is 4) or else she starts doing these destructive things. she will take her cup from the table and spill it on purpose then run in her playroom and grab toys and start chucking them. time out is a joke. literally she just laughs at me. do i need to take her to a councilor or child psych? i have no idea but this is depressing me, i feel like i don't know what to do. i cannot figure out what it is that she needs. i have read article after article on how to deal with an aggressive toddler- i have tried positive reinforcement throughout the day, time outs, talking about why hitting hurts and even checked out books at library to read to her about how hands are not for hitting. is this a phase, will it end and soon?? any suggestions and spanking is not an option because obviously that will make her even more aggressive!!