How long are the horrible 3's!! I have tantrums galore .... help....Its very hard to love!!

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Ashley - posted on 03/07/2010

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my youngest is soon to be 3 and she is defintly going through the terrible 3 's she throws the fits in the store screaming crying hitting me and everyone stares at you and what is worse she does it at home also but not near as bad as she does in the store and i still can not figure out how to control it i have tried everything i no to do and most of the time she just gets worse and hits me she does this especially when she wants something and it is so bad my 5 year old will give her her toys to calm her down which is not fair for her but it is partly my fault cause i used to give in to calm her and she has a heart condition and has spent most of her first 1 1/2 in the hospital and them telling us they did not know if she would make it or not so of course i spoiled her so bad and now i dont know what to do if you find something that works please let me know oh yeah my oldest will be 5 this year i never went really went through this with her she had her moments but not bad but as far as i can tell 4 and 5 are allot better good luck

Kate - posted on 02/04/2010

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l like sending my almost 3 year old to his room. l'm not hurting him and he can throw his tantrum as long as he wants to, then decide when he's ready to behave. lt has worked so well for us. After about 10 times, he's calmed down alot. We tell him to go to his room until he can be good. After he stops crying, l ask him if he's ready to come out. That way he knows it's ok to come out or he can decide to stay in longer if he needs to. If he comes out and does the same thing immed., he goes right back in immed.

Tiffany - posted on 02/04/2010

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Everyone warns about the terrible twos but no one tells you that three year olds are worse. I love my daughters to pieces but they are both at that testing the waters stage. I think they are just seeing what they can get away with while their minds are expanding. I'm sure we just have to wait it out and be patient.

Arati - posted on 02/04/2010

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You said it, peopel talk about terrible two's , but My 3 year old is showing how strong minded she can be! I guess counting till 100 is the only option to keep your temper . :) For me, i have already introduced, "go to your room" phase even though it breaks my heart to do that!

Andrea - posted on 02/03/2010

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I sure wish I could help you my little angel is going to be 3 in march and she drives me nuts! Its embarising to go anywhere with her with the fits at stores everyone stares at you and you just wish you could crawl under a rock. If you get any good info pass it on, Thanks! Andie

Izelle - posted on 02/03/2010

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i hope soon as my 3yr old has started hitting kids, shouting at me having attitude . they say it might stop at age 4 1/2 but each child is different

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