my three year old is being crazy! she has been getting into everything. i just caught her with both tubes of toothpast painting her bed. i had to get rid of her and her sisters bunk beds because i thought she would fall and break herself but she still climbs on everything. she takes the babies highchair to get to the top of the fridge, she takes my lotions out of my room and hides them in hers untill she thinks im not looking. she painted her toy box with my nail pollish 3 days ago. how do i make her understand she cant do whatever she wants? my older daughter did this kind of stuff but on occation, not on a constant basis. i think it has something to do with the new baby but i cant take it anymore! help!
Your child sounds very intelligent and what an explorer! Did you know some of the most creative minds in our history were hard to manage children? Their mother's wanted to pull their hair out too. It is time to get just as creative as her. If you can't beat them...join them. Of course you discipline. I have a pet peeve when others assume it is a lack of common sense. Like duh you just allow your child to go around with a bottle of nail polish and hope nothing happens. Do child proof your house with her specific personality in mind. I wouldn't invest in nice furniture yet if I were you. I would proof the home with friends and create places where she can be a little more free. I know parents who have a coloring wall in their child's room, ladders to safely climb on in their child's room, and other things keep destruction and disaster to a minimum. Hide the safety scissors and know you will have to do some creative
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parenting. What that looks like is up to you. It may mean your daughter decorates her dresser (with your guidance and permission) with her favorite stickers and art work/graffiti. It may mean your playroom has a rope for her to climb and swing on hanging down from the ceiling. Create her space fit for her personality, proof the home, and come up with some consequences she will not like. There are many parenting books in the library on parenting the spirited child and consequences when we want to teach them to make better choices. Reading some of those might give you more ideas about her needs.
Answer by frogdawg at 12:54 PM on Nov. 7, 2009