dautghter acting badly only w/ mom

Brittany - posted on 08/03/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 2 and I am a stay at home mother. She is HORRIBLE with me! We have no family here, so it's just her, her dad and I. But the thing is, she is the perfect angel with her dad, and anyone else! just as long as I am not around..as soon as I come thru the door, she starts in! are we spending too much time together? I don't have anyone to watch her for me...her dad works during the day and our family lives 4 hours away from us. I do try to disclipline her, but she won't take me seriously. It's getting to the point where I can;'t take it anymore...any adice would be great. any other moms having this problem?

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Ashley - posted on 08/03/2010

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My 3 yr old is the exact same way. he is great for his dad and for the sitters, but as soon as i get home or pick him up it is right back to him being insane. he will throw fits, scream, and throw things. i dont know how to handle him either. they say i need to put the fear of God in him, but that doesnt work for me. he laughs and ignores me then does what he pleases. im in the same boat you are and i dont know what to do either. hopefully someone can help us fix them and have them behave. Good luck to you and hope you find out some answers.

Desiree - posted on 08/03/2010

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It will probably be no fun for a week or so, but you NEED to put your foot down, and stop letting her walk all over you! Kids are smart! My daughter would try to pull that when she was little, and I stayed home with her. So I understand where your coming from.
When you tell her NO, mean it. If she rebells, there is a consiquense. Even if you have to stand her in the corner until she is done throwing her fit, make her do what you are asking her to do.
Spankings didn't work with my daughter, but corner time did. And the time wouldn't even start until she was calm and quiet. Its hard, but you need to teach her that that kind of behavior is NOT acceptable.
It dosn't matter what you do or how you do it. What matters is consistancy. If you say, "Please pick that up." and she gives you lip. Tell her, "Pick that up or you will stand in the corner", or whatever consequence. Then do it. Follow through imediatly. No empty threats.
Once she realizes that you wont give it, then things will get better.
Make sure to praise her as well! If she does something when you ask her to w/out having to be scolded or reminded then make a big deal of it!
I do the counting too. ( I have a 2 1/2 son ). I start at three and go to 1, if I get to 1 then there is a consequence.

So consistancy and follow through! And good luck!

Brittany - posted on 08/03/2010

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she just throws tantrums..she screams for things she wants if I say no..all hell breaks loose

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