Help...Terrible Two's!!!

Sabrina - posted on 04/20/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter just turned two and she woke up on her birthday with with a bad attitude and has had it since. She seems to have no fear or respect of me. It doesn't matter what I do she will not listen. I just try to stay calm and put her in time out when ever she does something wrong. But the funny thing is (it's not really funny), when she does something wrong and I yell her name, she asks me "Time out mommy??" and starts walking toward time out. Which makes me think there not very effective. What the heck am I supposed to do?? It's so frustrating!!!

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Joni - posted on 04/21/2009

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I always tell my 2 y/o SD that she can't do something she wants later if she doesn't behave now. Kind of like grounding for toddlers. lol. -i.e.- if she is throwing a fit I tell her if she doesn't calm down she cant watch Dr. Seuss (her fav) later. It usually works but not always, after all she's two!

Ashley - posted on 04/20/2009

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Time out has worked great for my daughter. I know she understands what is going on. I take her in a seperate room, tell her why she is going to time out and tell her she will be in time out for two min. When I go back to get her I tell her again why I put her in time out and I tell her she has to say she is sorry before she can leave time out. (Just like on Supernanny) She has started telling me sorry before she even gets to time out now:-) Just remember to be consistant, if you are not they get confused and more frustrated.

Amy - posted on 04/20/2009

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I've been there and I completly understand how you feel. I stopped taking my daughter out in public for a year because she would throw herself down in the store thinking that she would get her own way. It gets better. Magically when she turned 3 she turned back to my little angel. Just stick with it and it will get better eventually. Good luck!

Tiffany - posted on 04/20/2009

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When you put her in time outs do you set a time limit? how long? what do you say to her when you put her in time out? where is the time out spot? I have 3 girls ages 10yrs, 2rs and 11mo, and yes it is frustrating!!!! If ur daughter is going to time out on her own because she knows her behavior is bad then I think that is ok but there needs to be a punishment and an apology to mom for the behavior!

Michele - posted on 04/20/2009

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Girl, girl, girl, girl! She is a girl and she is two, there is nothing you can do! My baby will be two in July and she came down with the virus attitude and cant shake it, lol... she wont go near time out, and I hit her on the bottom, and she hits me back.. Its pointless because they dont understand, I try taking things from her and making her sit down when she doesnt want to and that works more than anything...

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