what to do when my child yells and talks back?

Nadia - posted on 02/04/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hi. I have a 2 year old daughter(i am divorced). I have someone new in my life and we are staying tohterher. My daughter likes my new boyfriend but sometimes she yells at him or she is just nasty to him. It is causing ructions between us. I dont know what to do. My dauther also sometimes smack me, yells at me and speak back at me like no, i wont. Please give me some advise.


Amy - posted on 02/04/2013




This sounds like very typical toddler behavior. I highly doubt it has anything to do with the boyfriend he just happens to be there. My daughter is almost 3 she yells, screams and sometimes talks back, she stomps her feet, and crossers her arms as she tells me no. For the most part I ignore the behavior, if I'm asking her to do something and she won't I tell her to go sit in time out. She willingly goes and usually within the time she's there she decides she'll do what I'm asking. Typically though I can get her to do what I want by distracting her and making it fun so she doesn't even know.

As far as the hitting just tell her no hitting. My daughter hit when she was younger and she usually did it because she wanted attention she didn't care if it was good or bad. She always hit her older brother because he would yell and be very dramatic, so we taught him to say no hit and then to walk away and ignore her, even if she continued following him. She stopped within a couple of days of no one paying attention to her.

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