Tonya - posted on 11/22/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
I have a 3yr old daughter and a 5yr old daughter. My 5yr old listens and has always been pretty easy to take care of and get her to do what she was told. My 3yr on the other hand hardly ever listens. I have tried all sorts of things to try and get her attention. It's like it completley goes in one ear and out the other. She even laughs at times when she's getting in trouble. I have tried spanking, time outs, yelling, talking, showing her what she did wrong....nothing seems to work. I don't like to get mad at her or hear her cry at times. Like last night for example she was eating dinner and kept spitting her food out of her mouth making a huge mess. I got on to her the first time and she stopped. Then a few minutes later she did it again and I told her if she didn't stop she was not going for a walk with myself, my mother, and my 5yr old. She wouldn't stop so I told her she was not going. She threw a HUGE fit and kept screaming for me not to leave her. It broke my heart not to let her go as the girls had just got a new wagon, but I fealt she needed to learn that she can't do things like this and not listen and then be rewarded. After I told her she was not going she started yelling back at me and with a bad attitude which made me more upset. My mother thinks she could be bi-polar or something. Because at other times she is just as sweet and loving as can be. It's such a quick change and extreme at times. Her father who is not in her life at all I believe to be bi-polar and am scared she may be like him. He was always angry and yelling and mean. I don't want for her to go to school and end up being the wild child that always gets in touble or hurts the other kids. Please help. I don't know what else to do with her. I love her to death, I'm just soooo lost.