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ahhhhhh 2.5 year old frustrations

yet for the past few months she just keeps doing the same things. writes on the walls ......dumps lotion and listerine into the sink, squirts out all of our shower gel, repeatedly gets out of bed at night anymore, makes huge messes. and she just will not stop. we are consistent....the only thing we dont do is spankings or any other physical discipline. its all verbal, timeouts, quiet time, taking away toys. and the past few months..she is just terrible two's all over the place. its so frustrating

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moki1984

Asked by moki1984 at 2:15 PM on May. 29, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • this was me 6 months ago....well between 6 months and a year ago...

    give it time and just keep being consistent... make sure all lotions and things are outta her reach....

    and stick to the one punishment that she hates the most....
    2cuteboysrmine

    Answer by 2cuteboysrmine at 2:42 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • For the night time wanderings, find a way to keep her in her room. That might be a baby gate over her door. That might be installing a "dutch" style door for her room and keeping the bottom half closed and locked. That might be putting an alarm on her door knob (see the travel section of just about any store) so you will know when she tries to leave her room.
    Since she is no longer allowed (or able) to leave her room at night, put a little potty in her room for her to use in the middle of the night.

    For daytime, put everything but her toys out of reach. But empty one cupboard or drawer and make it "hers". Fill it with things to play with. You might also get a package of dried peas, put them in a shallow pan and let her play with them (supervised to minimize the mess). Get her other "messy" toys too - playdoh is a good one.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 3:21 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • When my son hit that age i did a behavior chart with stickers, for example getting a sticker for staying in your room all night...so many stickers earns the child a special reward, for my son matchbox cars...when he got the idea of how to earn stickers, i started taking them away when he did something wrong on top of the time out or whatever...so within a month he was earning 1 sticker for what i deemed good behavior and lost 2 stickers plus got time out when he colored on a wall or flooded the bathroom...10 stickers earned him the matchbox car, a prize he picked out completely on his own...find something she's very fond of and use that as the reward...after about another month i had to up my sons goal to 20 stickers because he was earning 10 a day with good behavior...Good luck!
    ba13ygrl1987

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 5:23 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • i wasnt sure if the sticker chart thing was good for her age ..if she would get it..but cant hurt to try.
    a dutch door sounds cute!
    moki1984

    Answer by moki1984 at 12:28 AM on May. 30, 2009

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