Yes, the terrible twos do end! And three can be a precious time. I'd urge you to go to HappyChildGuide.com and read the free downloads. You might find some new techniques for parenting/discipline that work better than whatever you're doing now.
Many times an annoying trait in a preschooler can be channeled into something positive. A preschooler who is independent, might mature into an independent pre-teen who won't succumb to peer pressure. A preschooler who seems too bossy can be nurtured to develop leadership skills. Preschoolers who scribble on the walls need to learn better ways to express their natural creativity. I'd suggest that your children might benefit from a good, solid daily routine that includes plenty of outside play time. They need to burn off that excess energy! An hour in the sun digging in a sand box or climbing, running, jumping, sliding, riding a trike is like nap insurance! They'll sleep well
at 2:25 AM on Jun. 19, 2011