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January 20th, 2013, 06:39 PM
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Our playroom is so quiet. I hope some of you are still around.

Sophia has been a handful since she has been 1 and a half years old. Tantrums daily. Hitting, kicking, pulling my hair. Whining, crying, you name it. Time outs every day. It was bad.

Now it's like she is testing a new strategy? Since a week she is super nice, saying "Thank you" and "please" for everything. She does what I tell her. It's like a different child. I love it. Is this just a phase and she will go back to her demanding self? I enjoy this very much but am hesitant to think that she is going to be nice from now on.

Anybody have a similar experience?

BTDT moms what's going on?
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January 20th, 2013, 07:23 PM
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I wish I could tell you! My LO is all ____ and vinegar one minute- picking fights with her older sister and hitting us, and a sweet cuddly baby the next.

Has nothing changed in her environment? More sleep? Maybe she's leaving her terrible twos behind?

My fingers are crossed for you!
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January 21st, 2013, 02:17 AM
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So glad things are getting better! I hope the Terrible Twos are over for you!

We have been the opposite...Claire is just now starting to give us attitude and test her boundaries. I hope this is short-lived
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January 21st, 2013, 01:36 PM
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Im still here! Joey went thru a bad phase right around the time he turned 2, especially in the few months before his birthday. But I was also pregnant and had a baby end of august. I would say he has been better for the past 2 or 3 months, and I hope it stays this way.
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January 23rd, 2013, 01:45 PM
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I'm still around. Ellie goes through phases back and forth. Hope this is the end of the demanding phase for you!
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January 24th, 2013, 06:08 PM
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I think when they start to communicate better the 'please and thank you' phase comes out, which is great. they start to understand consequences (all those time outs pay off after a while) and see that you reward them for better behaviour. glad that she's behaving better for you.
however the testing phase will happen again when she reaches 4ish and starts school. I am going through it with my 5 year old for the past 1 1/2 years now. It is draining!!! But eventually they do grow out of it as well.
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January 25th, 2013, 10:55 AM
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Ross has days where hes delightful and listens amazingly well, and other days where he does nothing put throw fits

i think it comes along with the toddler years.
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January 25th, 2013, 01:22 PM
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Liam's good one hour bad the next
He'll tell me "sorry mommy" and give me a big hug
its frustrating but cute at the same time
I can't wait until this stage is done with
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