Ughhhhh the third year is looking like it's going to be worse than the "terrible twos
Rocco just seems to be acting up more and more. It used to be that he was only "bad" with me because I stay at home with him and he likes to test me. Then he started acting the same with my husband. The only place he was pretty much a perfect angel was at my parents' house. They watched him last night so my husband and I could go out for our anniversary. My Mom called this morning and said he was being so bad. While I was on the phone with her, he smacked her! Then when we went to pick him up, my Mom said he had just eaten his dinner and was being horrible. She said he would chew up his food, and then open his mouth up and lean over and let his chewed up food fall out!! He's done this with me a few times too and I have no idea where he got it from. We certainly don't do it! Lol
Hi!! I was looking for some support, as my daughter at 19 months, is already hitting the terrible twos!! My goodness, if things don't happen as she wants there and then, she'll have one spectacular tantrum!! She's also very active, and LOVES to be outside, which can't happen if the weather's horrible!! This will then lead to another tantrum :S Oh the joys!! On the other hand, I would never change her for the World xx
I wouldn't way what you have described as bad!! Just normal behaviour!!.... Your mum really called you up during your night out because he was spitting his dinner out and hitting her? Gosh.. I'd never get a moment's peace if I got calls for every "bad" thing Tom did lol!!!
All ages have their challenges. My eldest had his 'terrible twos' from 18months til 4!! I thought I'd go mad lol.
The majority of it is testing boundaries and normal behaviour and I wouldn't worry too much.
As a PPso said, I can't believe they called you on your night out to tell you about bahaviours that isn't actually that bad. I know hitting isnt great but there are ways of dealing with it and calling you to tell you isn't the best way really.
Be encouraged-with consistantancy and patience it does get better
Surely every age has its ups and downs? Once they're 5, they'll be at school and you'll have to deal with getting him to do homework. Then you get the 8-10, where they're old enough to answer back. Then you hit secondary school and the teens...
Honestly, I try not to think of 'terrible 2s' and the like. Just enjoy my LO for who he is today, and not worry about how terrible he might be tomorrow.
If my LO was hitting (or poking people in the eye, which is his fave game at the mo. He says 'ow' as he does it too ) I just say gentle hands, and encourage him to stroke rather than hit, or distract him with something else. I've copied the 'gentle hands' thing from my friend's 3 year old, as for him it works like a charm!
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