My DD Mia turned 2 , april 13th. She was a wonderful baby! Slept from day one, ate well always happy. Then turned 2... she is beyond defiant! From day one of this behavio I have always tried to correct her naughty behavior. But the older she gets the worse she gets and the less affective any form of punishment is. Is constantly climbing and jumping on furniature ( only at our house ). She has fallen and been punished for this but still continues. She refuses to eat at the table or in a booster. She wants to eat where she wants to eat ( this is my husbands fault and I can't break it ) I've refused her food until she sits which eventually she does but then leaves the table with her plate. And I spend all of dinner chasing her and making her sit that I just give up. She used to be great when we would go out to eat , but now she sits for 2 seconds and wants out. If she doesn't get her way she screams yells cries you name it! I refuse to NOT take her anywhere because she needs to learn to behave in public ( but this is what always happens ) she's will sit in a stroller for a short period of time but eventually wants out which leaves me and my husband chasing her while trying to rangle the other two who are mad at this point because " sissy ruins everything ". I swear she looks for reasons to get in trouble all day every day ! I am exhausted!.. when I try to dicapline she tells me "nope" " your mean" spits at me, screams, runs away etc. I've done time outs, taken stuff away, spanked her butt ( which is pointless because when she doesn't listen she spanks her own butt now ).. you name it I've done it!! I don't know what to do anymore. I'm due in january and I'm terrified at how she will be with a new baby, and all the stress ill be under if I can't break this behavior. She listens to DH for the most part, but usually gives him the business like she does with me. I'm just so tired. From morning to night I am all about Mia because she doesn't. Leave time for anything else! Please, any advice would be great !
on Jul. 16, 2012 at 11:49 AM