3 Year old Terror......Help Me Please...

User - posted on 06/17/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Ok my 3 year old she is sweet as she wants to be but behind the closed doors of home shes a terror....She is constantly up and down stairs touching things in people rooms that would make a mess or what ever it is she is touching...When told to do something she stairs at you with a blank stair and acts like you never said a word,,,She also talks back and says no and argues with us being her parents...I have tired Spankings they last all of 2 mins and done like nothing ever happened, Time Outs she kicks and screams for the whole time and acts like some one is killing her...And taking the things she like she does the samething throws a temper tamtrum...Man I don't know what else to do any more she is just bad....PLEASE HELP ME SOME ONE...

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Candy - posted on 06/18/2011

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Okay honey, you SO need Janet Lansbury. Here is the link- she is awesome: http://www.janetlansbury.com/2010/04/no-... I have been working with kids (as well as having my own son) for over 30 years and I promise you, this is the way to go.

Oh, and it's time you had some time out as well- get a sitter and go have a massage and a good old cry please!! xx

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Jennifer - posted on 06/18/2011

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just let her scream it out and tell her when she is calmed down and ready to listen and talk like a big girl we can talk.. gotta show her your the boss and that your not backing down walk away from her tempers ignore the negative and reward the positive if the negatives are hurting herself or someone else than of course you have to step in but if its not hurting her or anybody else ignore it she wants the attention and by you giving in to her negative attention its just making be that much worse... try spending one on one time with her just you and her by yourselves doing some kind of activity find something that she likes.. maybe that will help and calm her down 3 yr olds are gonna be 3 and they do test patience and limits and i know my bf son has a 3 yr old and hes really good at that however hes got adhd which doesnt help none at all but good luck

Katherine - posted on 06/18/2011

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Maybe engage her in some activities? Play dough, finger paints, coloring, painting, walks etc......
She is 3 that's how they act unfortunately. I remember when my daughter was 3 and she used to do the same things, but she LOVED to paint. Of course she's going to talk back, she's testing you. She is finding herself and her personality. When she throws a tantrum just ignore it. Walk away. It will shock her that your are not attending to it and she will either follow you and continue, at which point you move again, or she will stop.

You just need to keep her busy. That's all. Take her outside and let her play with buckets of water. I guarantee she'll do it for hours. Let her play with chalk on the sidewalk in play clothes. Hope this helps.

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