My 19 month old daughter, who is usually very sweet and gentle, is developing quite a little attitude. If I tell her to put something down, she will throw it. If I ask her not to touch something, she will throw her papers all over the floor. This is addition to frequent, short-lived tantrums.
She scratches and ocassionally hits as well. I tell her to give me "nice touches", and she will comply.
I try to talk to her calmly, and tell her what she CAN do/touch instead of what she CAN'T do/touch, but it doesn't seem to be working.
It's very embarrassing, because I am getting ready to visit relatives, and I'm afraid that they will notice her attitude and think it's because I'm not doing a good job parenting her.
Any advice? I'm not a spanker, so that option is out.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:58 PM on Jan. 30, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by emslala at 4:14 AM on Jan. 31, 2010
Answer by symle456 at 9:10 PM on Jan. 30, 2010
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Answer by mommymeg03 at 9:14 PM on Jan. 30, 2010
Answer by emslala at 4:08 AM on Jan. 31, 2010