Love my toddler but she is so annoying!!

Abigail - posted on 04/25/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My toddler is 2 1/2 years old, and is the cutest thing in the world. She has been in her terrible 2' for about 8 months or so, and is the stereotypical "destroy everything and demand for more" toddler. Shre refuses to use her manners, hits her older sister, and will literally walk around the house and destroy things. The other thing she does is talk. Constantly. There is no end to the stream of things she says, and she must narrate everything. I get it that this is all normal, but it is so annoying sometimes that I have to just walk away from her. I am tired of the demanding and crying and bullying that my toddler does, the refusal to potty train or throw away the paci, and the constant, non-stop chattering. I am having a hard time not favoring my older one because of her behavior. Does anyone have any suggestions?? Thanks!

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Tanya - posted on 04/25/2009

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Just be patient and remember, YOU are the parent.. you must take the initiative to take the paci away, if you put it up where she can't get it, what choice would she have? Sure you might have to listen to some crying for a day or two, but soon she'll find something else to comfort herself with. Time outs are very effective if you follow through and keep it up, cause the first time you "let something go" it's all down the tubes. Just stay strong and have faith in YOU! and remember, "it won't be like this for long"

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Kaylareed - posted on 12/10/2012

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sorry to hear that but my child does the same but shes my first and only one i hope it gets better a she gets older but i also want to say my heart was warmed to that because i can connect to that from my life with my child

Christa - posted on 04/25/2009

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I know she is young but something that worked for my 2 1/2 year old is I put her in a "time out" where she has a space where she can sit for 2 min to calm down. She can scream and cry while there as long as she stays. When she is done I sit down with her and we talk about her behavior(for example "We need to be nice, you don't like when people hurt you how about we give hugs." It is difficult since she is still young and at first I felt like I was putting her in time out constantly with nothing getting better. But she has finally turned around and been behaving better. In fact, sometimes when she gets angry or frustrated she announces "I go time out" and sits down to calm down on her own without harming anything or anyone.

I hope this helps, good luck finding something that works for you!

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