How do you handle a naughty 2 year old baby girl?

Philippines
December 22, 2008 8:34pm CST
I have two kids. The eldest is five years old already. The one in the picture with me and my second is a two year old girl. I am losing control sometimes. She is just too naughty sometimes. She throw things and worst thing she throws it to us or his brother. it seems like its all a game for her. When the two kids gets naughty, its like i am gonna lose my head. What do i do to keep them busy with something that would develop their personality instead? Do you experience this too with your kids?
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@LouieWpHs04 (4558)
• United States
24 Dec 08
Well generally at that age they're imitating someone(or something) they're around a lot whether it be a family member, babysitter, or a close friend. Possibly even a group of people at a daycare center you may drop them off at. It could also go as far as something that you let them watch on TV. Do you have TV? There are some fairly interactive programs for children at least on Direct-tv that you could order and it's not too hefty of a price. Maybe try to limit their tv-watching to a minimum. Another thing you could do is call up toy stores & see what other people seem to be buying for their kids. Or heck, you could even ask around Mylot about'em. Possibly when they get a little older throw in coloring books n' whatnot. Hope this helps! I'm too younggg for kids, but it's what I feel should help.. at least a bit!
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• Philippines
24 Dec 08
Thank you so much. You might be young but you will be a good parent in the future :)! Happy Holidays!
@saiyaa (22)
• United States
24 Dec 08
First of all, I appreciate that you are raising 2 kids with so much love and care. I think it is important to stop kids from doing anything wrong each and every time they do it. Constant stopping would help. We may feel that it is ok to correct them 2 out of 5 times, but you need to correct them 5 out of 5 times and slowly they would understand that is not acceptable.
• Philippines
24 Dec 08
Thanks. You are right. I love my kids so much I want them to grow up straight. They are my very life and if there is something i'll be proud of - it will be them.
@wahmivy (778)
• Philippines
24 Dec 08
My daughter is also in her terrific twos and while I have a hard time sometimes coping with her, I wouldn't exactly call her naughty; she's just being her age. If she's headstrong, then I'm afraid she got that from me, lol. Distraction is always a good idea. When she wants to get her own way, I have a couple of things I use or say that I know she's fascinated by to distract her. I notice though that she gets really difficult when she's sleepy and none of my tricks would work with her, so I just pick her up for some cuddle time that would usually transition into quiet time. I notice too that things really get out of control when I'm distracted (doing a chore). It won't do to try to manage the situation with only one foot in. When this happens, I leave whatever it is I'm doing (chores/work/rest) and give my complete attention to my child. I hope this helps. :)
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• Philippines
24 Dec 08
That certainly helps. I can see myself in you. My kids gets really difficult too when they get sleep specially my little girl. I usually cuddle her and put on some mellow music to put her to sleep.
@irishidid (8720)
• United States
23 Dec 08
Distraction is a mother's friend! When she's doing something you don't want her to do distract her with something else. Do stuff that's fun for her and the five year old. Hands on is great and there are all sorts of ideas out there if you look. Get some ideas from local preschools, look online for kid crafts. Something as simple as making instant pudding and letting them finger paint with it.
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• Philippines
24 Dec 08
Yup. That's what i think too and yes i have done that with them already. Thanks for the advice. Happy holidays!
@333nike (12)
• India
23 Dec 08
The best way to keep a kid happy is to keep them busy.I neighbours son was 2 years old when they shifted near our home. It was the first time i had been so close to a toddler. He was crazy about sports. It included soccer, cricket, just throwing ball or simply runnning around in the garden.He enjoyed everything.So if i get bored i simply switched on the music had ask him to dance. Or just sit in one place and bowl the ball towards him. If he hits the ball he runs and gets the ball. then passes it to me for another bowling. just keep them busy.
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• Philippines
24 Dec 08
Thanks. I will certainly keep it mind what you said. Happy Holidays!
@mzplased (255)
• United States
23 Dec 08
I am not sure if she is old enough to understand a "time out". but maybe when she starts acting out removing her and getting her into an activity that will keep her busy. Maybe throwing a ball outside or rolling a ball in the house, when she throws things because balls are the only things we shold throw..LOL I think kids throw things when they are angry because they just dont know what else to do. Just keeping her little mind distracted from being angry and onto something creative like building blocks that she could knock down or even a little bowling set that she could roll the balls and knock down the pins. Good luck. 2 is such a busy age.
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• Philippines
24 Dec 08
You are right about that. I do have two kids already but they have such a different personality. My second one is much stronger than the eldest. I don't have much problem with my eldest though.
@nishdan01 (3054)
• Singapore
23 Dec 08
I too have a two year old son. He is naughty too and learned throwing things from his play group. I send him to playgroup for 2 hours 5 days a week and then he watches television for sometime. I read stories for him and later he sleeps for 2-3 hours in the afternoon. At time he is very naughty. I try to deviate his attention. If he is throwing a toy, I would take a baloon and throw in the air. So he runs and leaves that toy. Above all, I warn him for his actions and punish him. This too has helped me.
• Philippines
24 Dec 08
Yup. I often do that but sometimes even that doesn't work anymore. But still that is one of the best thing to handle them.