I have two kids 2 and 3 Help!!!

Shelly - posted on 07/27/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have a 3 year old daughter and a 2 year old son. My daughter started saying that everything is stupid all the time now, and now my son is saying it. Plus they love to hit each other and scream.(when I mean scream they both scream) I am getting to the end of my whits I do not know what to do. I have tried time out they think it is a joke. I have tried putting them in their room the just hit the door and I am afraid that they are going to hurt them selves. I don not know what to do!!!! Me an my husband has tol them that hitting, screaming is very bad and they still do it.

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Catherine - posted on 07/29/2009

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I thought I was reading my own post for the moment. I have a 3.5 year old boy and a 2 year old girl and they sound identical to yours. I have hit my wits end and I just send them both upstairs and walk away. It tends to take care of itself within 5 minutes and has started happening less now that they see I'm not reacting. Yes one might get hit or bit by the other but they both seem to be figuring it out that it hurts to scream at the top of their lungs and it's no fun to get bit back. The second I go up and start issuing time outs it does seem to get 10 x worse. Yes redirecting does work but it seems like lately I have to let them work it out between them. All children are different and react different. Just keep on keepin on. Good luck ;0)

Trisha - posted on 07/28/2009

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I understand where you are coming from. I'm not sure what starts it in your house but in mine its the oldest, and yes mine is a girl. She picks on and intaganizes my son. I try to keep an eye on this so I can see it coming and catch it before it gets out of hand and drives me crazy. So when I she the girl, Haley, starting to do something to my son, Hunter I stop her in her tracks or intervene make her give it back then redirect her attention. Sometimes its coloring or a puzzle other times maybe tv. If it happens more then twice we start cleaning the house. That lasts about 15 to 30 before they either start getting along or they each find something else to do on there own. Nothing helps for long term, not that I have found, but a little peace is good! So try to head it off by having a couple projects they could do alone and also together.

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