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Whoever said two was luvmomyhood 2 kids; Sunshine, 1939 posts
12th Oct '12

"terrible" didn't make it to 3? Cause I swear my daughter was a saint last year, now 3 phew, shall we say challenging? Any one else same boat or is she acting up because of baby on the way thing?

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
12th Oct '12

Wait 'til they're 5. They're still defiant, only they know better. Super frustrating!!



Unless you're my sister, of course. Her children are perfect angels.

Piecey. Due May 13; 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 65152 posts
12th Oct '12

Try 7 (well almost 7). I want to kick things this morning I am so...agh. At least I am home alone now.

luvmomyhood 2 kids; Sunshine, 1939 posts
12th Oct '12

Ladies, u r scaring me now lol seriously though this morning I was like ok how many more month until she turn 4 and grow out of this crap? Lol cause I. Was convinced that since she didn't go thru terrible 2's she was making up for it. U telling me now this is going to continue of get worse? Ahhhhhaa

.nnnb British Columbia 18155 posts
12th Oct '12

My daughter is almost 4 and she is driving me freaking crazy!! 2 was easy.. destructive... but much much easier.

MelDCraig 2 kids; Kennewick, Washington 427 posts
12th Oct '12

My MIL swears that the odd years (1, 3, 5, etc) were always the worst for her.....that is until they become teenagers and then they were always a pain. So far that has been fairly true for me also....my boys just turned 2 and 4 and they have been surprisingly well behaved since not long before their birthday my oldest was constantly beating up his younger brother.

user banned 2 kids; Indiana 12251 posts
12th Oct '12

my dd is 3.5 and is an absolute horror.

Piecey. Due May 13; 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 65152 posts
12th Oct '12
Quoting luvmomyhood:" Ladies, u r scaring me now lol seriously though this morning I was like ok how many more month until ... [snip!] ... she didn't go thru terrible 2's she was making up for it. U telling me now this is going to continue of get worse? Ahhhhhaa"


There's always something. I think it's just...you learn how to deal with one thing and then they pop up with another.

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
12th Oct '12
Quoting luvmomyhood:" "terrible" didn't make it to 3? Cause I swear my daughter was a saint last year, now 3 phew, shall we say challenging? Any one else same boat or is she acting up because of baby on the way thing?"


Torturous 3's and Furious 4's. Two was easy and I would sooooo go back there with the twins. My son is 2 and he is a bit of a handful but nothing like the girls are at 4. Sassy, oh boy are they sassy!!

luvmomyhood 2 kids; Sunshine, 1939 posts
12th Oct '12

So how r u mamas dealing with these misbehaving or whatever's. Mine got 3 time outs today, Which is odd for her cause usually I will count her down and the behavior stops but latelly it seems like she doing time outs for same crap AND she has fits...absolute meltdowns when told to go timeouts. So what did u find works for ur LO?

Garen Michelle Due December 17 (girl); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oklahoma 476 posts
12th Oct '12
Quoting luvmomyhood:" So how r u mamas dealing with these misbehaving or whatever's. Mine got 3 time outs today, Which is odd ... [snip!] ... time outs for same crap AND she has fits...absolute meltdowns when told to go timeouts. So what did u find works for ur LO?"


Lol, Thank god Im not alone! My son is 3 1/2 and tries my patience to the max. But I stay on him and if need be whoop his butt and send him to his room, Im pretty consistant so I dont understand why he tries my patience like he does, I guess he knows momma isnt going anywhere. :P

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
12th Oct '12
Quoting luvmomyhood:" So how r u mamas dealing with these misbehaving or whatever's. Mine got 3 time outs today, Which is odd ... [snip!] ... time outs for same crap AND she has fits...absolute meltdowns when told to go timeouts. So what did u find works for ur LO?"


No more timeout. Change it to thinking spot. When she misbehaves, take her to the "thinking spot" and give her 2 choices on how to correct the behavior. One obviously being the more reasonable choice. This way she thinks about what she did that was wrong and she will be learning good decision making skills. There is no time limits for sitting in the thinking spot. Leave her there the initial 3 minutes, ask her what she has decided to do to correct the behavior. If she defies a decision, leave her there until she comes up with one. Check on her every minute or so.



For the temper tantrums, we have a "cool down spot". Children have fits for a few reasons, they are tired, hungry or can't figure out how to express what is in their head. That is very normal for this age. They are thinking so quickly that they often can't find the words to express. Our cool down corner is not the same spot as the thinking spot. The cool down corner has a pillow, a stuffie and a blanket (I also have tissues because one of my girls gets a runny nose when she cries). They are allowed to go there and scream or cry as long as they need to get it out. Say she is having a melt down you will say, "How about we go to the cool down spot to work this out then try again?". For the first few times you might want to go with her. Ensure her that it is ok to go there and work out her issue and try again. Often my girls go without me saying anything anymore. They say "I'll be right back" leave and come back after they figure it out.



Kids this age especially need a solid routine. Try to keep them scheduled with meals, snacks and bedtime. This will keep the sleepy monster and the hungry demon from visiting your house.

luvmomyhood 2 kids; Sunshine, 1939 posts
14th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Not tellin:</b>" No more timeout. Change it to thinking spot. When she misbehaves, take her to the "thinking spot" and ... [snip!] ... scheduled with meals, snacks and bedtime. This will keep the sleepy monster and the hungry demon from visiting your house. "</blockquote>



I just tried this today, and she went to the "thinking spot" without any fussing and even though she didn't exactly give me an answer as to y she continue to do the unacceptable behavior she at least didn't have melt down when told to go on thinking spot vs time out spot was hell getting her then. So for that tks. I will try it again for sure :)

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
14th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting luvmomyhood:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Not tellin:</b>" No more timeout. Change it to thinking spot. ... [snip!] ... when told to go on thinking spot vs time out spot was hell getting her then. So for that tks. I will try it again for sure :)"</blockquote>




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