terrible 2's

Rachel - posted on 02/08/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my daughter is almost 3, and she just started the terrible 2's or 3's. is there something i can do to nip this in the bud because she is driving me crazy and will not listen to me at ALL. HElp

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Jessica - posted on 02/08/2009

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from the terrible 2s to the horrable 3s.  Seriously it sucks!  My daughter is doing the same thing!  Tell her no and let her throw her fit!  As she is tantuming hold her by her sholders nicely and try to get her to look into your eyes and let her no with a firm voice that you are going to put her on a nap or she might get something taken away or she could get a tap on the hand.  Depending on the situation ya know.  But let her know your boss, firmly let her know something is going to happen that she is not going to like to happen if she does not do what she is suppost to do or act...i dunno i guess im a strick mom

Maureen - posted on 02/08/2009

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I have three kids under five. The first two have already gone through this. Be firm and consistant. Timeout was popular during this time. If my daughter would start throwing a tantrum at home because she didn't get what she wants I would calmly walk away and ignore her. After she was done I would calmly talk to her abot her actions. We would brainstorm ways on how to act to maybe get what she wants. This is a phase that she is testing. Decide what your boundaries are and be consistant. Good Luck

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me too. I cant seem to get my daughter to do what she is told, she is very mischevious and its driving me mad. Abbie is my third daughter but I had no problems with my first two girls, they were so laid back they were horizontal. Ive tried distracting her when she starts throwing a tantrum and wrecking the place but it doesnt work, if you catch a miracle.....PLEASE send it my way

Stephanie - posted on 02/08/2009

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This is simply developmental sorry to say. I am going through the same thing too! My son will be three in May and is breaking molars so as of now he is whiney and has terrible temper tantrums! I haven't fully found a way to keep him busy and happy, however, I have a book that is pretty helpful called 'The happiest toddler on the block'. It seems that he really gets mad when he doesn't get his way so I stop, get down to his level and do whats called the fast food rule, then he calms down and I can divert his attention to something else. Good Luck.

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