Terrible threes

Discussion in 'Toddler & Pre-School' started by Mrs Doddy, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Mrs Doddy

    Mrs Doddy 1 pink 1 blue

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    Omg I'm so stressed - she doesn't listen to me at all or follow instructions, shouts and stamps her feet at me , she actually completely ignores me when I'm speaking to her and generally being difficult

    How do I deal with this :-(

    I had no terrible twos !
     
  2. seoj

    seoj Our family of four...

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    No great advise hun-- but I have had more than a few friends tell me that 3 was much harder than 2... IDK... not sure why they call it the terrible 2's then? eesh.

    All I can say- is keep consistent and calm best you can. Keep clear boundaries and structure as needed-- and then huddle in the corner when all else fails! Sorry- I just know how hard that time was for some of my friends with their daughters... not so much with son's? Go figure? Coicidence?
     
  3. Historygirl

    Historygirl Mother of 2

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    Omg i could have written your post hun!
    My little girl is the same age as yours almost to the day and acts exactly as you describe.
    Totally ignores me, won't do as she's asked, and has major meltdowns with screaming hitting and biting.
    She started at about 2 and a half and is getting progressively worse.
    Does anybody have any tips on how to deal with it?
    Please tell me it's just a phase and there are nicer times ahead!
    Sorry i don't have any words of wisdom hun but just wanted you to know you're not alone.
    Big hugs xxx
     
  4. Mrs Doddy

    Mrs Doddy 1 pink 1 blue

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    I'm sure it is just a phase but it's sooo draining when you want her to do simple things like brushing teeth/getting dressed ect I need her to do things for herself as I'm having another baby so need her to be easy work !!

    I got really cross this morning and a big talking to and for half a day today it seems to have worked - afternoons she has less energy and more difficult so we will see !
     

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