Is age 3 better then age 2? with the screaming and yelling?

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Krista - posted on 11/21/2009

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2 year-olds ought not to be screaming and yelling at their parents. Parents ought not to be allowing their 2 year-olds to scream or yell at them. If parents allow their two year olds to scream and yell at them, said parents should expect more of the same. What a cop-out to allow such deplorable behavior in a child. There is NO excuse for a screaming and yelling 2 or 3 year old. None what-so-ever. 2 year-olds are perfectly capable of behaving in a civilized manner...if they've been taught how and are consistantly required to. Parenting is a job, and a challenging one at that. It's silly to think that a birthday is going to magically improve ones behavior.

Crystal - posted on 11/20/2009

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Yeah, in the terrible 2's they have an excuse : they don't really understand what they're doing, just reacting. When they're 3 they DO know better, but do it anyway.

My daughter turned 3 in the beginning of October and she has an attitude on her. Mind you, she's also one of the sweetest, most loving children I know. However, I frequently have to ask her, "Meara, who is the boss, you or mommy?" (to which she USUALLY growls, then smiles sweetly and responds "you are, mommy" and does what I ask, but occassionally she's obstinate and will refuse to answer, and point at something, like a lamp, obviously meaning that the lamp is the boss. It's funny when it's not infuriating lol once or twice she's given me a sly look, and pointed at her own chest, but I've managed to teach her that she is the boss of her babies and toys, and I am the boss of her!)

Crystal - posted on 11/20/2009

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haha, ya im with christina, its gets worse! with my girl atleast...shes almost 5 and the attitude on her ! i cannot imagine when she is a teenager!! has an answer to everything and has to ahve the last word....so maybe not screaming and yelling...but its not really better

Claudia - posted on 11/20/2009

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My son turns 3 today and in the last few weeks his behaviour has improved dramatically. He rarely gets into trouble now and I can't remember the last time I had to send him to his room for timeout. There is the occasional little misbehaviour but he now listens to me when I ask him to stop.

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I was hoping it would get better, but from what I've heard (and what these ladies have said) it gets worse. Actually, I've started noticing it getting worse in my 33 month old.

At least you're not alone in this... I'm right there with ya. (small consolation, I know)

Rowena - posted on 11/20/2009

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sorry but i agree with tara cooper, i have a 3yr and the terrible 2s got worse when he turned 3. But dont stress it dose settle down about the age 4.

Tara - posted on 11/20/2009

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no worse....sorry it should be terrible twos and absolutely rotten three's!!!

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