My DD is almost 3 and is truely a "strong willed child." However, her version of having a strong will does not come in the form of tantrums. It comes in the form of direct defiance or non compliance. You tell her to do something and she will just look at you, or sink to the floor and frown and glare at you for an hour (really. this girl holds a grudge like none I have ever met). Or you tell her not to do something and she waits until she thinks you aren't looking and does it. We give time outs. Doesn't work. We take toys away. Doesn't work. We spanked. Doesn't work. We take away favorite food. Doesn't work. We take away TV. Doesn't work. The girl literally has NOTHING in her room except for a bed and a dresser that she can't get into.
Answer by icook at 11:24 AM on Dec. 14, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 12:28 PM on Dec. 14, 2008
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Answer by icook at 9:02 AM on Dec. 15, 2008