"spoiled brat"

Heather - posted on 12/01/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter has always been good, but recently she has been throwing fits when she doesn't get her way. I stay with my parents and they kinda give her just about anything she asks for. How do I get her out of this "spoiled" stage??

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Valerie - posted on 12/01/2009

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how old is she? as children grow they are asking you for boundaries...she is testing the boundaries and as the mom you need to set them with her and the grandparents...when she pitches a fit you need to stay calm and with a comforting tone first let her know that what she can have and what she will have to wait for and what is no...i like the idea of trying to hold her first until she calms down but if she refuses then a short time out followed by a brief talk about what mommy expects...i believe that kids are either giving love or calling for love...her fit is a call for love...i believe that a nurturing approach first will do way more than one time out after the other...but do not give in to a fit as then you have given that child the message that it is ok

Carolee - posted on 12/01/2009

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The only thing I can think for you to do is to ask your parents to respect your wishes as your daughter's mother, and stay consistant with all of them. Good luck.

Nicole - posted on 12/01/2009

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My daughter is in the same stage right now and she is turning three. I think you just have to remain consistant and if you say no stick to it and if they throw a fit pick a tome out spot to place them in for a couple mins. That works with my daughter about 99% of the time, She will then calm down and then go back to playing and forget about what she threw a fit about.

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