...and me as well! I honestly don't know if I'm overacting, but I feel totally hurt. I texted my mother today and told her that my toddler was drivin me crazy, in hopes that I could get a little bit of "hang in there" or "don't worry, it'll pass". Instead, she told me that my daughter was out of control and was wreaking havoc for the entire family and no one could enjoy being around us because she is so out of control! First of all, let me clarify that she is a typical two year old, gives hugs and kisses, loves to cuddle, shares her candy and her toys with her sister, but she is also hyper and into everything. She likes to climb, throws toys, empties cabinets/ drawers, etc. When she misbehaves, we tell her no, explain to her that the specific act she did was unacceptable, and if the verbal discipline does not work, we try time out, followed by a minor ( not out of control) spanking. I am a registered nurse and am in contact and observe toddlers on nearly a daily basis, and do not feel this is abnormal for a child of her age and developmental level. When I replied to my mother that I do know how to discipline my children, that her comment insulted me, and that if she felt that way about any of my children, then she don't need to be around them, she replied that I needed medication. I have no idea where that came from! Am I wrong to be bewildered and insulted??!?
on Jan. 21, 2013 at 1:16 AM