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do I lack parenting strategies or are most 3 y olds like this?

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

I can't do ANYTHING while my son is awake.NOTHING.I am almost not even able to go to the bathroom , cook or even make a phone call. By the time he is alseep, I am exhausted and cleaning, ironing,etc rarely get done.

He has been sick for 2 days and therefore, I allowed him to use the ipad.He knows we ONLY use it when we have to wait a long time at the dr or when he has a fever.Well yesterday he was down and he was on the couch next to me with a few apps on my ipad. I set the timer and I told him that when those 15 minutes ended, we were going to do arts and crafts. I wanted to finish a movie i had started watching 3 nights before so I turned the tv on. he threw a tantrum as he wanted the TV.yes, not just the ipad but also the tv. this is just an example of what he does all the time. When i take 15 minutes for him to play with something so that I can cook, make a phone or just have 15 m for me, he wants to do what I am doing. Lately I can't even shower as he wants a shower with mommy. The terrible twos were NOTHING. he turned 3 two weeks ao and he is moe demanding than ever...

I let him help in the kitchen, vaccuum, help with dishes and laundry....but he ends up making more mess than what I woud do withiut his help.

i am exhausted

do I really lack strategies or are some 3 y olds like that?

some of the moms in our playgroup told me their kids are pretty much the same and at 6 pm when hubby comes, they get all done and give the kid to daddy but I can't do that.it is just me

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Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 2, 2014 at 4:07 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 2, 2014 at 4:37 PM
Thanks

Quoting nocalmegan: Lol awesome that you had perfect kids, but most of us were blessed with perfectly normal rebellious 3 years old. Mine doesn't run anything in my house but she still acts like a NORMAL three year old.

Quoting Anonymous:

I'm not sure why so many moms have this type of problem.  I never did.  My kids never ran my life or my house.  They were contained while I got things done. They were entertained only by television for a very short amount of time.  They had rules, limits, and learned almost from birth what they could and could not do.  Parenting starts the moment you find out your are pregnant. 

nocalmegan
by Ruby Member on Aug. 2, 2014 at 4:38 PM
Some people lol.

Quoting Anonymous: Thanks

Quoting nocalmegan: Lol awesome that you had perfect kids, but most of us were blessed with perfectly normal rebellious 3 years old. Mine doesn't run anything in my house but she still acts like a NORMAL three year old.

Quoting Anonymous:

I'm not sure why so many moms have this type of problem.  I never did.  My kids never ran my life or my house.  They were contained while I got things done. They were entertained only by television for a very short amount of time.  They had rules, limits, and learned almost from birth what they could and could not do.  Parenting starts the moment you find out your are pregnant. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 2, 2014 at 4:38 PM
I do that . Trust me . But the problem is I feel bad about it .

Quoting caito:

Time for some tough love. By the time my daughter was 3, I straight up told her I needed ten minutes to myself. 

It's totally normal though. Most kids haven't learned autonomy yet.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Aug. 2, 2014 at 4:39 PM
I am not there yet. My son is two and I don't have any of those issues. He has been helping with housework since he was about a year old, he was walking at 8 months. And he is VERY good at entertaining himself. He has always been very independent. He would rather play by himself than be bothering me most of the time lol. He loads and unloads the dishwasher, minus the knives. He dusts the stuff low enough for him to reach, as well as cleans the tables. He picks up his toys and puts his dirty clothes in his hamper (these are his only two "chores", the rest he just likes to do.) And he vacuums :-)

Let's hope it states this way. He is two and a half now, and getting better so I am hoping that we have a good routine down and it stays this way :-)
mom2hadley
by Heather on Aug. 2, 2014 at 4:42 PM
My three year old gives me a run for my money some days. She is just lucky she is cute! ;)
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 2, 2014 at 4:43 PM
Wow. Do you want a cookie? An award for the perfect mom? Please also tell me that you work out every day and wear a size 0 and you are talk and still in heels and make up every day

Quoting Anonymous: I am not there yet. My son is two and I don't have any of those issues. He has been helping with housework since he was about a year old, he was walking at 8 months. And he is VERY good at entertaining himself. He has always been very independent. He would rather play by himself than be bothering me most of the time lol. He loads and unloads the dishwasher, minus the knives. He dusts the stuff low enough for him to reach, as well as cleans the tables. He picks up his toys and puts his dirty clothes in his hamper (these are his only two "chores", the rest he just likes to do.) And he vacuums :-)

Let's hope it states this way. He is two and a half now, and getting better so I am hoping that we have a good routine down and it stays this way :-)
Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Aug. 2, 2014 at 4:44 PM
I think you are lacking in parenting. You are choosing the wrong battles and making mountains out of mole hills. If you have to ask a kid if he's hurt more than once, chances are he isn't. You need to relax your parenting schedule some. You're driving yourself crazy for no reason.
MommaTurbo
by Silver Member on Aug. 2, 2014 at 4:46 PM
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Three year olds are the most frustrating little humans ever

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 2, 2014 at 4:47 PM
That was a random example and it was not even in my op. It was in response to another response . The main idea in my op is how clingy he is

Quoting Anonymous: I think you are lacking in parenting. You are choosing the wrong battles and making mountains out of mole hills. If you have to ask a kid if he's hurt more than once, chances are he isn't. You need to relax your parenting schedule some. You're driving yourself crazy for no reason.
Chris030406
by anonsneednotreply on Aug. 2, 2014 at 4:47 PM
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The three's are a million times worse than the two's. Lol! GL mama!
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