terrible 2's are comming at 4

August 8, 2007 5:58pm CST
my daughter has always been an easy kid. she was always so good and never took fits. but she just turned 4 a couple months ago and she's been such a terror lately. i'm losing patience with her and i don't know what to do. all day she was driving me nuts and i had threatened to take her toys away again. then i took her outside to play. she took a fit outside and ripped things off her bike and broke them. she kicked and screamed when i said that's it we are going in and fought with me to get her in the house. i then open the door to bring the bike in and she runs back out starting the fit again. i had had enough and becuase i had allready threatened i went through with it and cleaned out all the toys in her room and put them away. i'm not sure what else i can do to get it through to her not to take fits and to listen and talk about things instead of screaming no. it's never been a problem until the last few months.
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@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
9 Aug 07
Fits are so hard to deal with. My son is defintely going through his terrible 2's right now, and has been since before he was a year old! He throws fits almost everyday about something. He lays on the floor and kicks and screams and yells. They are especially bad if he is doing something he isn't supposed to be doing, and Daddy is the one to tell him no. Luckily for us, the fits are over quickly, and then he goes back about his business like nothing happened.
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• Canada
9 Aug 07
my issue is that she's 4 and knows a little better. she never did it before and now she knows how to use her words and not scream but she's just starting this attitude. to me she should know a little better than to scream and kick stuff at this age. not sure what the issue is. i'm going to have another talk with her in the morning to see why she is acting like this.