how can i make my 2.5 years old daughter listen to me?

Sangeeta - posted on 10/07/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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she alwayas screams for the clothes having ploka dots prints! but everytime its not possible for me to buy clothes of that particular prints, sounds funny, right! how can i make her listen to me that she have wear all types of clothes?

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September - posted on 10/10/2012

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Let her going shopping with you and allow her to pick out her clothing. If that’s not an option give her two clothing choices and tell her she has to pick one of the two. Our 3 year old son loves to pick out what he'll wear for the day. I want him to be comfortable with whatever he choose to wear. Good luck!

Mary - posted on 10/09/2012

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Just remember that's normal behavior for a 2.5 year old, and your job is to be the security that she looking for. Hang on to that in the middle of the tantrum, and wait it out. Tell her you love her, hug her if she'll let you, but don't give in to the tantrum.

Krystle - posted on 10/09/2012

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The bottom line is that you are mom. What you say goes whether she has to through a fit (or a few) to get that across. She will kick and scream and everything in between but the more you hold strong to what you say the less and less of a problem it will be for her to obay you. You explain to her this is what you are putting her in and that's that. You can't give in not even once because they will remember "if I kick and scream and cry mommy will give me what I want". Stay strong, it's hard to watch them cry but she will be just fine. Good luck!

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