Terrible 2's

Gemma - posted on 09/30/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Is it just me or has this started for anyone else yet?

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Kari - posted on 10/21/2009

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Oh yes. My son will look at you as you tell him no and laugh an evil giggle and do it anyway until you physically remove him from what he is doing. I think its mostly for attention due to the baby in the house, but he can just be such a devil sometimes.

Lynda - posted on 10/21/2009

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Mine is terrible about tantrums! Screaming, crying, laying on the floor kicking! She is also bad about following instructions sometimes so we are already doing time outs.

Darlene - posted on 10/20/2009

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Same here. I think its a combination of teething though. She just absolutely freaks out when you dress her although today for some reason it was completely different and she was great the whole day. But nap times are a no go if she doesnt fall asleep in my arms. At night if she doesnt fall asleep i just make her stay with me in the chair until she falls asleep-it took an hou tonight but i wasnt going to give in. A coupe of times i thought she may lose it but i think she knew i wasnt budging. Maybe separation anxiety? Just a week ago i could put her down no problem awake and there wasnt any tantrums ever. This has all changed and i just know its the terrible 2's plus teething isnt helping. I just got the book Happiest Toddler on the Block and so far from what i have read its good. Nothing about reasonng them into the crib though...

Cherilyn - posted on 10/03/2009

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My eldest son started the terrible twos at 13 mths & i swore blind he hadn't grown out of it at 13 yrs! :-D You'll be pleased to know he is now 16 & i am constantly being told what a nice, polite son i have, i am so proud of him. I agree with Pamela, i use the naughty step after two warnings for my 20 mth old when he's been hitting or throwing. Sometimes he seems to think its a game & will sit there laughing at me but most of the time he doesnt like it, we also have the cuddle & 'chat' afterwards. The squealing & shouting i try to just ignore as hard as it is at times.

Pamela - posted on 09/30/2009

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hey , my 20 month old has just started crying and throwing himself around when I say no. I just ignore the behavior and as soon as he stops I involve him back in play .. Im not sure what else to do ( I do find it funny though ) normally he is pretty good but Im sure it will get worse before it gets better... we also use the naughty spot and he sit there for a minute and doesn't try and move that is after two warnings and then afterwards he gets a hug and I tell him in simple terms why he was there ... I have to turn my back on him cause he did go through a stage of thinking it was fun sitting there.. now he does not like it .. not sure how much of it he understands but at least its a start.

Jesse - posted on 09/30/2009

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i do that but her dad and grandparents laugh at her and think she's cute and funny when she dose it but what they dont understand is that they are making it harder on me trying to stop her from being naughty....

Gemma - posted on 09/30/2009

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It is soo dificult although they understand more than we give them credit for sometimes I'm not entirely sure what they actually do understand. Could do with some help on this one myself. I think it could be the age old any attention is good attention thing so most of the time I try to ignor it and tell myself it will soon be over.

Jesse - posted on 09/30/2009

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thankyou for that information it helps to kow that i still have a long time to put up with her attitude lol

i feel like hiding sometimes lol

is there any advice anyone can give me.

ive tired putting her in her room when naughty but she gets up and plays, i tried the naughty chair but thinks its a game, what else can i do?

Gemma - posted on 09/30/2009

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Jesse. From what I remember with my other 2 it stops when they are about 3ish when they start nursery. My daughter is also 21 months it has only just started and is driving me up the wall already. She is fine the whole time she is getting what she wants but as soon as she is told no that's it. Also everything is MINE it's her favourite word. She doesn't sleep in the day anymore either surely everyone deserves a lunch break lol.

Jesse - posted on 09/30/2009

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my daughter is 21mths old and already trying what she can get away with.

she thows herself on the ground and screams, she smacks me and her cousins, she throws thing at u. she says no to everything.

so ur not alone im ready to pull my hair out no matter what i do she dont stop being naughty.

everyone i talk to says it normal but when do they stop???

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