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I dont know what his deal is but he is driving me CRAZY!!! He wont listen-he does things on purpose, when he knows he's not supposed to. Like, just now, he was getting into the bag of potatoes-I told him over and over and over to stop and put them back and he just wouldn't listen! Not until I get up he goes running over to put them back. So I know that he understands me. I am seriously going to go nuts-he does it all freaking day-then he cries and cries. Someone help!!!
He sounds so much like Braydon! They are really coming in to toddlerhood now, huh? We just try to be consistent with our "nos" & following through with the punishments. (timeout) I let B know that I am the one in charge, he has to obey me, and if he doesn't he will be punished. He throws his fits, which I ignore, and then he's all better after a couple minutes. It was really bad a few weeks ago, but he's gradually getting better, and he definitely listens to us a lot more. This too shall pass! Just be consistent, that's the best advice I can give.
Andrew has more and more times like that. Drives me insane!! One day he was taking the stuff out of the bottom of a ficus tree. I told him no. He looked at me square in the eye and did it again. Oh you could SO tell he was testing me. Four times I said no and guess what...he did it four more times. So I took him to his room and put him in there and closed the door for ONE minute. Normally he loves to be in his room with his toys, but I guess he understood he was in trouble. Anyway, he SCREAMED for the whole minute. Sixty seconds is a long time with a child screaming. I let him out and tried to explain it (don't know how much he really understood of that) and what did he do? He ran straight back to that tree and pulled out the stuff and threw it on the ground!! Uuggghhh!!! So.....I would gladly help you if I could, but apparently I can't even help myself!!
I dont know what his deal is but he is driving me CRAZY!!! He wont listen-he does things on purpose, when he knows he's not supposed to. Like, just now, he was getting into the bag of potatoes-I told him over and over and over to stop and put them back and he just wouldn't listen! Not until I get up he goes running over to put them back. So I know that he understands me. I am seriously going to go nuts-he does it all freaking day-then he cries and cries. Someone help!!![/b]
Ok...by the looks of you guy's posts Hydi is normal. I had to talk to my MIL yesterday b/c I was worried she was getting out of hand. Hydi does the same stuff!!! And to tell you the truth there are times that I get so upset or dissapointed that I don't even want to be around her! I hate that! It isn't evertime she throws a fit, but if she does it more than 2 or 3 times in a 30 min. period....OMG I could pull my hair out!!!!!!!
Anyways, I suppose this is how they express themselves at this age...I just try to distract her when she does this stuff. I ignore the fits and correct her when she purposely does something opp. of what I want her to do.
Hydi's big thing is "treats"... when she wants them (candy) and I won't let her have them (which is most of the time) she throws the biggest fits!!! And it seems like she does it the most when we are in public. MIL said that she might feel like the attention is not on her and that is her way of getting attention...which is probably true.