My 3 year old is hitting and kicking me and will not listen to me! I just dont know what to do my husband just started a new job where he is gone 14 hours a day and I also have a 6 month old i just dont know what to do and she gets frustrated so easy and gets so upset and cries about little things I have tried time ous and even a little tap on the butt , nothing has worked so far please help i feel like i am doing something wrong but i dont know what to do to make her my sweet little baby, also she doesnt act like this to anyone else she hugs and kisses her father and baby sister but with me she doesnt and it is only when it is me and her and my 6 month old at home. please help!Answer Question
It could be an Electra complex. During infant stages of development, they will reject and compete with their mother for a while and "fall in love" in a sense with their father. I wouldn't take it too personally but see if she grows out of it. You should also consider if something else about you is causing her discomfort, such as a scent she doesn't like or is allergic to, cold hands, the way you hold her, etc. She may also blame you for her father not being there as much anymore and just not understand why. In general though, infants and toddlers tend to have an inclination toward the opposite gender. This also occurs in pets, thus why they tend to pair pets with owners of the opposite gender. It's a subtle hormonal influence.
Answer by hellokittykat at 11:47 PM on Apr. 3, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 11:48 PM on Apr. 3, 2013
Answer by AngZacc at 9:39 AM on Apr. 4, 2013
Answer by older at 2:07 PM on Apr. 4, 2013
Recently Bumped in Parenting
When will my baby start sleeping through the night?