Lately my 3 year old has been driving me crazy, when I tell her to do something (or no to do something) she does tbe exact opposite, we found that timeout worked really well with her in the past but now its like nothing, she goes back and does what got her in trouble the first time. Last night I cut an apple for her and her 7 month old sister, I gave her half and her sister the other, she decided she wanted her sisters too and took it away from her and she didn't even finish hers yet. Anywho, the baby is crying and I'm asking jude to please give it back, and she screams back NO! In the end I take it from her and put her in the corner, when she's quiet I go back and explain to her why she was put in the corner and tell her not to do it again, well she repeats it 3 times after that I took her to her room.
She has this terrible habbit when she doesn't want to finish her food and chews the food for an hour or until its too dry to swallow so she can spit it out, I usually don't let her spit it and give her water so she can swallow it. This morning I made scrambled eggs, because she asked for them, well she did the chew thing every bite I gave her, it got tiring and I did my best from bite one to tell her be a good girl finish your bite, in the end she just stared at me blankly and held the food in her mouth (this was her 3rd bite btw) I told her if she needed milk and she smiled and spat the food out, this drove me crazy. And for the first time in 3 years I felt like I wanted to physicaly hurt my child, so I picked her up, put her in bed and told her she wasn't having breakfast and to go back to sleep and slammed the door shut. I needed a breather, so I put the baby in her bed and took a step outside, I can hear her crying aand screaming, for the first time I broke down and cried from a 3 year old.
I have no idea why she has been acting out on me, I give her equal if not more attention then the baby, so it can't be jelousy. I disipline her, I tell her I love her, play with her... I don't understand why she is being this way when no one is ignoring her. I feel so bad for letting myself feel so angry at her.
Just needed to write it out and vent.... and no I don't feel better.
on Apr. 30, 2012 at 8:27 AM