Hello my name is Amanda and I am a stay at home mom. I have a toddler named Aubry. I have been having temperament problems with my daughter where she has started telling me to shut up, hit me, and spits when you tell her no or if she happens to be in a bad mood and cranky at the time. She just turned 3yrs old 3 weeks ago. One day I was at the store and she was just being horrible tempered. She was pulling things off the shelves, she was hitting me, pushing me, told me to shut up stupid and even bent her head down to bite my thumb as i was pushing the cart and screaming at me! Aubry doesn't always act like this but when she does it is embarrassing! It was all because she wanted a toy at the time and I told her no because it was almost $80. I said she could pick something else out if she was good the rest of the trip at the store but she wouldn't settle for that. She wanted that specific toy....well that is what started the tantrum...All throughout the store she was doing those awful things and screaming at the top of her lungs...I wanted to hide because people were staring at me, some laughing and I even heard a lady in front of me at the checkout say she acts like so and so's kid. Sometimes it gets hard, sometimes i want to cry, sometimes i get mad and like i said before sometimes i want to hide when she throws tantrums. Anyways it is our turn to checkout at the store and the cashier says to my daughter why are you being so aunry for your mommy and right then and there Aubry spit on the floor! The cashier said oh my! and I was sooooooooo embarrassed! I appologized and I was sad because this is my baby (my only child) acting like this! Sometimes she is really sweet with me and wants to cuddle and help me do things around the house and do dishes with me, etc but lately she has been acting out. Not just at home or at stores but EVERYWHERE. If it is just her and her dad she is fine but as soon as i show up or come into the picture its game on. I don't understand it? Did I do something wrong? Did she pick this up from someone (I dont know who)? Sometimes I feel as if she doesn't like me...sad to say I know but it gets hard sometimes when you are the only one she dose it to. I don't know what to do to get this all under control. Any suggestions or similar experiences? In need of help PLEASE!