2 1/2 year old has terrible attitude and cries when doesn't get her way

Stephanie - posted on 06/26/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




What can I do? I get really frustrated she will get a spanking if I constantly have to ask her to stop. What other ways can I discipline and help her not be so upset.


Ev - posted on 06/26/2014




This is the way a 2.5 year old is supposed to be. They still do not have the maximum vocabulary that they would need to express their wants and needs like an adult does. So you have to learn to read between the lines for that. You also need to set up a consistent system of rules and consequences. You must be firm when you tell her no and do not give in. If in public and she tosses a fit, take her home. If she is at home and does that, actively ignore her fit but still keep an eye on her. Let her know you are not going to put up with any of that attitude. She is a toddler aged child and she is going to have fits, attitude, and cry when she does not get her way. She is not a little adult and does not understand what is expected unless you show her by example.

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