Yes, I have needed a lot of advice lately, but I am about to rip my hair out.
You probably saw my post about my temperamental 3 year old. She has not only been having meltdowns and throwing random tantrums, she has been lashing out at her brother and lying about it (she forgets that he is now at an age when he can tell on her). Whenever I try to talk her she refuses to answer me or makes things up. I'm at a loss for what to do. When I asked her why she bit her brother at first she said she didn't do anything, then when she realized I already knew she did it, she told me she wasn't going to answer me and told me just to spank her. Wtf? Seriously? If I wasn't already pissed, that sure did it! After a long time out, losing her toys, and getting sent to her room she finally told me she bit him because he fell on her.
After that I tried to find out why she has been acting out so much recently and what suddenly has her so upset (she has been doing this crap for about 2 weeks now and I'm about to rip my hair out). She refused to talk to me again and told me to leave, when she realized I wasn't going anywhere she stated saying things like "because my pillow", "because the window", "because the tree". So I still have no idea what the issue is! I told her that I don't like seeing her upset and that I can't help if I don't know what is wrong, and it got me nowhere!
Any one have any other suggestions for getting her to open up and talk to me; and also to stop the lying. Clearly time outs, time ins, and spanking don't work.
Answer by louise2 at 7:41 AM on May. 10, 2014
Answer by silverthreads at 7:51 AM on May. 10, 2014
Answer by wendythewriter at 8:09 AM on May. 10, 2014
Answer by mommy_jules at 8:09 AM on May. 10, 2014
Answer by wendythewriter at 8:10 AM on May. 10, 2014
Answer by wendythewriter at 8:24 AM on May. 10, 2014
Answer by wendythewriter at 8:25 AM on May. 10, 2014
she's 3. mine were their hardest when they were her age.
lyng is NORMAL and I've posted links before about it- I'll see if I can find them again. here are a couple-
They may have info on biting as well...I didn't check around though
*sorry they aren't clickies- seems sometimes I can do it and sometimes not
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 8:30 AM on May. 10, 2014