Aree - posted on 01/25/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
My 3 year old is driving me crazy lately. It all started when I gave birth to her sister 3 months ago. Major jealousy struck, and i mean MAJOR. My 3-yr-old was super sweet, very intelligent, friendly, extremely social, everything I ever wanted in a kid. Now, shes ALWAYS in a bad mood, always whining, trying to get my attention doing bad things, destroying the house, grumpy 24/7, hitting all the kids in preschool. Shes turned mean and hates everyone who ever mentions anything about the new baby. I know its jealousy cz it started soon after her sister came into our lives, and she would say things like "I dont like my baby sister" and "why did u have to bring her home from the hospital?". Shes become a completely different person, her teacher, her babysitter, her grandparents, everyone says shes so different and so much more meaner. I cant stand it any longer, i want my 3-yr-old to act normal again and I want my life to go smooth again. Her behavior is giving me too much stress and making me always in a bad mood with her. And believe me, I do show her lots of attention and love, but shes still jealous. What can I do? How can I help her get through this?