My 2 Year Old Drives Me Nutts..Can Anyone Relate?

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Crystal - posted on 10/13/2009

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I have a 2 and 3 year old so I know first hand about them getting into things and usually its when you are busy. My advice is baby proof your house majorly. Whatever you can possilby imagine they could get into or destroy, they will eventually. So yeah my house is pretty bare..but its hard for them to find things to get into at that point

Jessica - posted on 10/13/2009

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My daughter has been driving me nuts since she turned 2! Now 3 years old, I am convinced that there is such a thing as terrible threes! LOL! It has definitly goten worse since I had my second child 9 months ago. The sibling rivalry really bothers me...but I know it will pass...eventually! The more attention I give her 1 on 1 the better she is. Also , a nap is a MUST!!! If that doesn't happen, we are in for one hell of a day! And when their vocabulary increases the less tantrums they have because they can express themselves with words.Get in a play group so your child can get some interaction with others and burn off some energy:)

Keri - posted on 02/18/2013

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My son cole is two almost three and I love him to death but he is a nightmare he destroys my house and even in public he steals candy destroys everything and anything in his way or reach I clean my house looks terrible looks like I did nothing and he's constantly up my butt he has to go to the bathroom with me but I can leave him with family or a sitter no prob my dads old school he tells me whoop his butt and we won't do it again and I've tried and I hate it so bad I wanna cry I also have a seven yr old n the two yr Old is the bully I'm embarrassed to have ppl in my home tried the baby locks gates time out corner I'm losing my mind help!!!!!!!

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Kelly Louise - posted on 10/18/2009

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Quoting janette:

a couple of my kids were in there l8 2s...the worse is when ur shoppin, they start then every1 is lookin at u as if ur harmin ur child...my eldest is 16 & he still goes in2 a tantrums...i actually think the older 1s r worse than the young 1s but thats mayb just mine...



i can relate too i have a 13 year old that thinks that he knows everything and knows how to live his own life. i have two other children that are total oppersite to my eldest. i don't know what to do anymore with his lying stealing and just general bad behaviour.  and i know once they land in the high school the rules and everything changes too. and i point blank in not taking my kids to any shops because all you hear coming out of their mouths i want and can i have ......... with this business too of not smacking your kids when they have done wrong is getting out of hand too. i mean there is not much a parent can do now days with out getting in touble from other too. So what are we suppose to do??? that is the question and still keep our sanity in check. i love my children and being a mum is the best job but........ there are times i just don't know. kelly b

Krystal - posted on 10/18/2009

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As im reading lots of these reply's my only question is how is it possible for these children to do these things if their is 24/7 supervison, cant ever leave your child alone and majority of these mishaps wouldnt happen.

Krystal - posted on 10/18/2009

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My daughter is 29months shes no longer in a crib but i still put a gate in the doorway  to her room so she cant leave her room in the middle of the night  and i do this during nap time too this might help you too. It also gives me time to get up and put myself together in the mornings before i come get her and remove the gate in the morning. You should have the child locks on your cabinets too that might help as well i have locks on everything my daughters getting to the point where she can reach the countertops those will be bare next lol she got  my purse off the counter and had everything that was in it all over the floor and this was only the short time while i was using the potty supervision is 24/7 lol. Crazy 2's are happening to everoney how u chose to deal with it is up to you. Hope this helps.



Quoting Lupe-Monica:

Right! Yeah the baby proofing part has been done its the climbing part that gets me....i was asleep last night thinking she was asleep as well and she went in the kitchen and destoyed the place i thought i was robbed. Man oh Man! I have a 2 year old and a 4 month old hehehe Its hard all her master plans are during my sons feeding sessions. i wish my boob was detachable seriously!





 

Candy - posted on 10/18/2009

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My 3 year old seems to be HORRIBLE.She doesn't listen to me and gets into everything.If I send her to our room(we live with a friend for now and all have to share a room)she makes a mess everywhere.She thinks I have to be in her site at all times.I can't even go to the bathroom without her freaking out.If I go into the next room,she's right there at the doorway making sure I'm not leaving her.I am with her all the time.I don't get time to myself.I think that has quite a bit to do with it.Time-outs don't work...I put her next to the wall for one and she walks away when she thinks she's been there long enough and won't go back no matter how much I try to get her to.She has tantrums like you wouldn't believe.She screams on top of her lungs then hits herself.She won't play in the bedroom at all;it's like if she does,I'm going to disappear.She has all kinds of toys but doesn't seem interested in them.I give her one-on-one time and it doesn't help.She has a 6 month old brother but this started WAY before he was born.She's gotten so bad,we have her seeing a behavior specialist in November to see if we can figure out what's going on.I get so stressed with her and don't know how to deal with it anymore.

Tammy - posted on 10/16/2009

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Boy, oh boy can i relate. My boys are older now 16yrs and 10yrs; both diagnosed around 5yrs of age with ADHD. Yeah, I've had my moments. LOL I'm still having them. LMBO. Good luck you will make it.

Ebony - posted on 10/15/2009

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I can!! I recently had a new baby, which makes it worse with my two year old. She gets into every thing and find myself yelling at her more. But, reality hits me that she is just crying out for attention.

Cindi - posted on 10/15/2009

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Yes I can! I have a 2 year old and she never shuts up! LOL she drives me crazy I could scream sometimes.

Shylo - posted on 10/15/2009

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Yes I Feel Your Pain My 1 Year Old Daughter Omg She IS Such A Handful She Talks And Walks And gets Into everything And She Has the word No Down good. And when she doesnt get what she wants she crys and crys she doesnt share anything with her cousins and hits everyone the only time i have time to relax is when is taking a nap or in bed at night .

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OH yeah! I can Soooo relate. I ahve a 3 year old, and man am I ready to pull out my hair. lol. Fear not.. it will get better.. someday. lmao. Dont' be afraid of time out. When mine gets out of control, and is too worked up to listen to reason, She goes Strait to bed. People laugh at me, and tell me that it's a light punishment..but it works. She calms down and forgets what she was being wild about, and I can go into another room for 5 minutes and hear myself think. After she's not haivng a fit anymore, and is calm, I go in and save her from time out and hug and love her and she's happy for a while. I've been known to send her to time out 10 times in a day, but never for more than 5 minutes. She calms down really fast when there is noboyd int he room to pay attention to her fit. and it give you a chance to breathe, because even when they arn't throwing fits, they're still really hard to keep up with. Chin up! He/She will be school age Soon enoguh! :)

Lori - posted on 10/15/2009

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Aren't little people wonderful? They surprise us each and every day and continually find ways of exasperating us and driving us round the bend. As my mother in law reminds me on a regular basis "this too shall pass". Since she has 7 well behaved & responsible adult children and 10 grandchildren I figure it's sound advice! Stay calm and start with the two minute time outs - that age group hates to be taken out of the loop and made to sit alone (this method does NOT work with teenager who will try every trick to be sent to their rooms). My 2 year old story is my first son (now 12) smearing his baby (now 10) brother with A&D ointment and baby powder from top to bottom as I turned around to get a new package of diapers. It was a mess at the time and drove me crazy but years later it's a wonderful & silly memory.

Connie - posted on 10/14/2009

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I know exactly how you feel. My 2 yr., fixing to turn three, is very clingy to me, doesn't listening to anything and right now she is always whiny. From the time she wakes until bed time. I know exactly how you feel

Jennifer - posted on 10/14/2009

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I follow Supernanny's lead and do time outs with my 2 year old. I have been doing them since she was 18 months and she behaves fairly well. I give her one warning, "If you keep yelling you will have a time out." If she doesn't stop I put her in her time out chair for 2 minutes. After that I tell her why I put her in time out, ask her to say sorry, then give her a hug and kiss and tell her I love her. Sometimes I have to put her back in the chair several times, especially when I first started, but she knows what time out means and it has definately made her listen better. I even do time outs right in the middle of a store. The important thing is to do it consistently and mean it when you give that one warning. I also agree with ignoring some behaviors too. Sometimes it is only the reaction they are after and if you don't give it to them they just stop. Praising and rewarding good behaviors heavily is important too.

Pamela - posted on 10/14/2009

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My daughter went thru a stage of terrible 2 and now she's 3. We found out that isolating her in another room while she is throwing her diva fits works. Once she has calm down, she can join us. We tell her if she is going to throw her diva fits, she can do it alone in another room. When she is finished, she can join us. Ignoring her cries and tantrum works too. Just say 'Are you done yet?' If that gets another yelling fits, we tell her 'Let us know when u are done.' Once she started throwing things around the house, we had to put her in the toilet with her teddy (so that she is not alone) until she is done with her tantrum fits so that she doesn't hurt herself.

These days, she hardly throw her diva fits anymore. When she does, we just simply ignore her and within 5 minutes, she will calm down.

Jessica - posted on 10/14/2009

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Oh boy can I relate. My yongest wll turn 3 in December and I'm lucky I'm getting time to type this message! It's extrememly stressful, but all he wants is attention. I find that whenever I'm online, doing anything without him is when he throws his tantrums.... he wants my attention constantly. If u ever need to vent you can talk to me...we'll cry together! lol! wishing you luck! :)

Autumn - posted on 10/14/2009

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Absolutely! I have a 10 year old, 2 and 3 year old girls and an 8 month and 8 week old baby boys and it's really hard and frustrating the toddlers drive me crazy, my 10 year old is a big help but when she's in school and my hubby is at work i get overwhelmed. I have joined a mommy group it's called MOPS in my community it has helped a little we meet once a week have play dates etc and talk about different things, but we are not alone a lot of the moms have kids really close in age and it's a lot of work. I am a foster mom so i have even more on my plate with taking them to visits and doctor appts etc plus sports stuff with my oldest. I go crazy. I don't know if you have anyone to help you or not but if you do or can find someone do so. Even if it's a neighbor's teen to come watch your 2yr old while you take a nice bath, go for a walk/jog etc. It helps tremendously. My hubby lets me go out once a week with friends and that's my little escape or i'd go insane. We all need a break from motherhood once in awhile. Good Luck!

Victoria - posted on 10/14/2009

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OMG Cant believe Ive found this place, my little fellas 4 and hes still a demon, shopping is a nigtmare, he doesnt listen to anyone and my only aim in life is to make it to bedtime without him killing himself in some new dare devil stunt. Yet has anyone noticed when you tell your child off in public people look at you like your a child killer and these are the same people who tut at you if you do nothing- You cant win- Im sure we'll all look back on these days and laugh- I hope so anyway. :)

Janette - posted on 10/14/2009

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a couple of my kids were in there l8 2s...the worse is when ur shoppin, they start then every1 is lookin at u as if ur harmin ur child...my eldest is 16 & he still goes in2 a tantrums...i actually think the older 1s r worse than the young 1s but thats mayb just mine...

Alexis - posted on 10/13/2009

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My daughter decided that her peach yogurt smelled a lot like body lotion. So she pulled up her sleeves & pant legs and lathered her whole bodywith peach yogurt! She did the same with hair gel in the minute it took me to find a rubber band! She made a mural above my bed with a purple crayon "like Harold" and sperratically plays ring-around-the-rosy no matter where we are. Kids will be kids. I try not to let it get to me. I write it all down so I'll have some stories to tell at her Sweet 16 & wedding.

I found out that she really enjoys coloring. So I got tons of crayons, coloring books, stickers & papers. She's allowed to color only on paper in her room or on her special place mat. If she colors anywhere else it all gets "thrown away" (I put it in a large black garbage bag & take it outside). The same isdone if she doesn't clean up her mess. Stick to this and don't give it back for a while. Remind her why she doesn't have it, if she asks for it again, so she'll learn to listen and follow rules the next time.

Cristi - posted on 10/13/2009

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My son is now 3 1/2 and he is terrible. Some days are good but most days I just want to rip my hair out. He throws fits over anything and everything. Him and his sister whos is 1 1/2 fight over every toy. I have to tell them over and over again not to do something and they still do it. I think they just know what drives u nuts and they do it just to drive u nuts. My mom says that its not terrible twos they dont every grow out of it. LOL. Just hang in there and know that u arent alone.

Lupe-Monica - posted on 10/13/2009

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Right! Yeah the baby proofing part has been done its the climbing part that gets me....i was asleep last night thinking she was asleep as well and she went in the kitchen and destoyed the place i thought i was robbed. Man oh Man! I have a 2 year old and a 4 month old hehehe Its hard all her master plans are during my sons feeding sessions. i wish my boob was detachable seriously!

Lupe-Monica - posted on 10/13/2009

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OMG. . .Its So Great To Know Im Not The Only One With Crazy Kids lol ....I Know It'll Surpass But Its Just Frustrating At Time..

Crystal - posted on 10/13/2009

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I totally know where you are coming from. My two year old is almost three and I am convinced that he waited to go through his terrible two's at a late age! He is great alot of days and on the days that he is horrible, he is beyond uncontrolable. I am so ready for him to get older at this point..lol.

Janette - posted on 10/13/2009

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u r at the terrible 2s stage...i wish i could tel u they grow outta it but they dont...

Cassie - posted on 10/13/2009

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My 2 year old son is like that. He gets into everything... screams morning til night... constantly needing attention. He kicks walls and screams when going to bed and his fits are aweful. he painted my cream walls red with a paintbrush he found in the basement.. really...... i have been trying the whole helping with chores around the house and its starting to get a tiny bit better but not much. keeping his busy is the best way i think. idk tho.. if you get some better advice let me know. :)

Lupe-Monica - posted on 10/13/2009

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Thanks Guys! Its just so hard trying to breastfeed clean and make sure my daughter doesnt finish all the soap in the bathroom as shes turned ocd and washes her hands like 90x a day..Pheewww oh man...other than that life is great.

April - posted on 10/13/2009

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dont feel bad my 3 yr old is the same way!! some days its fun and some days i wanna pull my hair out lol. but ive realized that when she throws her tantrums that i tell her "if u cant be nice you will go to your room till ur nice" and that seems to help. i do that every time shes throwing a fit. lol. its working for me. ive seen major improvements. But i had to do that every lil time she disobeyed. i dont know if you tried that,if not you can try t hat to see if it will work. good luck!

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