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How long do the terrible twos last?

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Asked by xoxo_xoxo645 at 6:50 PM on Apr. 29, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • oh my gosh, forever...we're going on 4 years old...

    Answer by BeachyBabe at 6:51 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • I think they lasted about three months, starting at about 1 1/2. Does anyone know how long the terrible fours last? I think they're going to do me in!

    Answer by SWasson at 6:56 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Until about 4 yrs old.

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 6:56 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Ummm, my DD is 2.5, I'll let you know when she stops.
    Some days aren't as bad as others.

    Answer by Chloesmom1126 at 6:57 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Until they hit 3 and then I call it the terrifing threes! Good luck and be firm if they know what is expected and what will happen it does help!

    Answer by momto3-96 at 6:57 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • lol let me know my toddler started his terrable 2's at 18 months he now 2 and a half and man he hard work

    Answer by feralkitten at 6:59 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • I never had the terrible 2's.. She was an angel until she hit 3!!!

    Answer by kbishop8688 at 7:03 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • i'll let you know when my dh gets out of them!

    Answer by angevil53 at 7:03 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • My oldest was a terrible 2 until he was 6!
    My youngest is going into the terrible 6's instead.
    And my middle child is just going to be the teen from h*ll instead. She's 11 and already showing signs of it.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 7:09 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Until you determine that you want obedient, respectful children and that you are willing to do the hard stuff that it requires to make that happen. The terrible two-year old has just discovered that he has the power to make your life miserable and he will continue to do that for as long as you will allow it. You must remember that you are the parent; he is the child; and that he is supposed to obey you and respect your position of authority over him. The only way he can learn that is if you teach it to him. I would start today, because the longer you delay, the more difficult will be the transition and the more miserable your life will be.

    Answer by NannyB. at 7:11 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

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