PIOG need help with my 4 year old **update 02/08/13**
DD is 4 years old, she is usually very well mannered and polite (we usually get compliments on her when we're out in public), well these past 2 weeks she has been a little terror.
She won't listen at day care...or she does and then turns around and does whatever she wasn't supposed to do when she thinks nobody is looking. She also won't mind/listen at home.
We have taken away literally all of her toys because of her behavior and explained to her why, then had her explain to us why they were being taken away. We have put her in the corner and have raised our voices with her (something that I'm not proud of).
I am pregnant and due next month. We have involved her in as much as we can with the pregnancy, she's looked at the ultrasounds, we keep on telling her that she's going to be such a good big sister. We're having to move her into a bigger room and she's helping decorate it, she's helping with the nursery as well. So I don't think that she feel left out. I just am at a loss as to what to do......HELP!
I have decided that she is going to start with a clean slate. We had a talk this morning and I reassured her that I love her very much, she'll always be my baby no matter how old she gets, and that when new people come into our lives that our hearts just get bigger and bigger, that way everyone gets loved. She was her old self this morning, it was a very nice change. Thanks for the advice mommas!