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i have a 17 month old daughter who has been VERY hard to control/ handle for the past 2-3 months. She wakes up from naps angry, she gets angry if i try helping her put her shoes on, she gets angry when i do not give her what she wants ( because most of the time i do not know what she wants!!) when i say angry i mean.. waking up screaming like someone is murdering her falling out on the floor, banging her head. pulling her hair, scratching her face, hitting me when i ignore her, when i look her way she puts her arms out as if she wants me to pick her up, then she falls out when i try. this lasts about 2 hours every time. I have been doing timeouts putting her in her crib with the light on ( so she doesnt confuse this with bed time) and she is so stubburn. she will continue to cry and scratch herself so badly! im concerned because its getting worse and all of my attempts to deal with this have failed. Im not going to lie i have spanked her about 3 times because she has been hitting me and her father. I realized its not good to correct hitting by hitting so i havent done it again. i called a pediatric development center in my area. they came and evaluated her and told me she was advanced for her age and that she was most likely experiencing terrible twos... so do i ignore her behaviors (which honestly is extremely hard) especially trying to leave the house in a rush and her falling out because i wont sit ther for an hour while she tries tieing her shoes. and she ONLY LIKES this one pair! she wont put on her sandals or flip flops. only these shoes that she cannot do. or do i continue to spank her, or what do i do PLEASE HELPAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:24 PM on Aug. 8, 2012 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by MelSwim7 at 2:41 PM on Aug. 8, 2012
Answer by zetajen at 2:50 PM on Aug. 8, 2012
My way of dealing with Tantrums/fits is not a popular one. I did not have much of a problem with fits when mine where young. They are 28 and 33 years old now. Every time they tried to have a fit. I would tell them to stop. If they didn't I would inform them as I was spanking them "I will give you a reason to cry and fall out on the floor". They only tried that fit thing a couple of times. My kids new not to demand thing from me either. The more they asked the less I gave them. Like, before we went to the store I would just tell them. Do not ask for anything. Because you will not get anything. So when I did get them things they were very happy.
You have to take control of things. You are the parent not them. Stop giving in.
Answer by louise2 at 2:56 PM on Aug. 8, 2012
Answer by ldmrmom at 12:18 PM on Aug. 9, 2012
Answer by ldmrmom at 12:24 PM on Aug. 9, 2012
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Answer by Sillylins at 4:52 PM on Aug. 9, 2012
Answer by Sarahbeth7 at 10:31 PM on Aug. 24, 2012
Answer by Sarahbeth7 at 10:32 PM on Aug. 24, 2012
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