HELP!! i am having hard time raising my 2 1/2 years old daughter

Irene - posted on 11/09/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




"terrible two's" i often heard that from my sisters and friends, and now that my own daughter is in that stage, i started panicking. since briana is our only child we are trying to give her everything that she needs and wants, we just want the best for her. but ever since she reached the age of two, i've realize that we are raising her the wrong way. now she always yell and cry every time she wants something, and since my husband doesnt want to hear her crying we end up giving her what she wanted. i am so lost, i am scared that she will grow up that way and she will not change. any advice or tips?


Holly - posted on 11/09/2012




you have to remember giving her everything she wants is not doing whats best for her... giving her clean cut boundaries and not allowing her to step out of these boundaries is doing what is best for her. and sometimes letting her cry with out rushing to swoop down and make EVERYTHING better is DEFINITELY not whats best for her. she will NEVER figure out how to resolve any problems if you fix absolutely EVERYTHING, let her try to solve her own problems (age appropriate ones of course) and if she can't get it, help show her how.


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Amy - posted on 11/09/2012




Stop giving her everything she wants. Pick your battles if you are going to end up giving in then it's best to just give it from the start because the only thing you are teaching her is that when she throws a tantrum she will get what she wants. When you say no let her scream and cry, it's going to take a while to break the habit because she knows you will give in so you may be listening to her for an hour or more but as long as she's safe just ignore her completely.

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