she is headed for the terrible twos. threes arent any better, in fact, worse. Just be consistent. If she throws a fit, make sure she knows she isnt allowed to do that around you and take her to her room. Dont shut the door, just tell her that you dont like her acting that way, and when she is done throwing her fit, then she can come out of her room. Use phrases that she can understand, like "mommy does not want you to act naughty like that!" and "if you are going to act like that, you do it in here". You can also use, "come out when you are done yelling." At this age, she should be able to recognize these kinds of phrases, but every kid is different. These things work for my daughter, but may not for yours. Trial and error, honey....
at 4:07 AM on Jul. 20, 2008