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Help with a rediculously unruly toddler!!! IMAMOM 4 kids; Crestview, FL, United States 1500 posts
28th Jan '13

DD Turned 3 in September and she was a huge pain. We had finally figured out something that worked for her and were able to enjoy life with her. Well about 3 weeks ago we moved to Florida and since then she has been completely uncontrollable. We go to the beach every weekend once or twice, and this really nice park around here but lately it's gotten to where its not worth going anymore. It is impossible to get her to leave anywhere without a HUGE scene. The last time we went to the beach she found out we were leaving and started to run and would not stop till some lady helped me corner her. When we go to the store she will not stay with us and refuses to sit in the cart without screaming the entire time. It's gotten so bad that I refuse to take her anywhere by myself. I could not handle her and her sister(17 mos) by myself. Please help, this is stupid! I love her to death and I thought it would get better the more we went but its gotten gradually worse! TIA

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
28th Jan '13

Dont take her anywhere any more. Tell her untill she can behave that she can stay home while you and your other LO go out and do things.

lOVES MY bOYS! 2 kids; Douglas, Georgia 199 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting IMAMOM:" DD Turned 3 in September and she was a huge pain. We had finally figured out something that worked for ... [snip!] ... this is stupid! I love her to death and I thought it would get better the more we went but its gotten gradually worse! TIA"


i feel almost like you do, i have a 4 goin on 5 year old that does me this way but yet i have a 16 month old so its not like i can drop everything and take him to the restroom or anything... i feel like im losing my mind at times when he goes to showing out.. time outs dont work, spankings, taking things away, nothing works with him

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11930 posts
28th Jan '13

The moving part is a big change and may take her a while to get use to. Have you asked her how she is feeling?



We also give warnings before we leave. With our three year old we sing a song..."Five more minutes, five more minutes, and then we are going home" (can substitute home for car or park or clean up) Then we give one minute warning with same song. Then we go home or whatever else.



I have also found it takes patience, consistency, and persistence. Just not going anywhere with her will punish you, the parent, not the child. Not to mention children need to learn how to behave in the outside world.

IMAMOM 4 kids; Crestview, FL, United States 1500 posts
28th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lOVES MY bOYS!:</b>" i feel almost like you do, i have a 4 goin on 5 year old that does me this way but yet i have a 16 month ... [snip!] ... my mind at times when he goes to showing out.. time outs dont work, spankings, taking things away, nothing works with him"</blockquote>



Exactly! I've tried everything too! Nothing works any more at all. When we do leave and I finally get her strapped in she screams for at least half an hour after that