Sharon - posted on 09/21/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
My daughter as of Wed. will be 2 and we all know what comes with them....the so called terrible 2s where they test you more then anything. Well it's started early in our house....she talks backs, throws tantrums about EVERY LITTLE THING, and plainly pushes both our buttons none stop until she gets what she wants. It's been a long battle just getting the minor tantrums she had before this past week under control to the point where she knew what would happen. She is a strong willed child like her father was and her cousins are on his side of the family. The it has to be my way or no way at all personality......makes for long battles of the will which finally end when she gives in to mommy's wishes or daddy's wishes.
Well to make a long story short all our old methods of dealing with her "outbursts" have failed this past week and I'm looking for more ways of dealing with her. We still use the time out in the "naughty chair" (supernanny idea) but it's effects are fading fast along with the ignore her until it stops method. So please, any suggestions you have I'll greatly appreciate hearing them.....I'm at my wits end frustrated big time right now and I know it will only get worse before it gets better. She's not as bad as she was when she turned one and learned how to push her limits but when she does push her limits it's really bad.
TIA for any suggestions or stories you have!