Is it true what they say about the terrible twos?

@glords (2614)
United States
June 15, 2009 8:38pm CST
My son turned two on Saturday. When everyone sang happy birthday to NOAH... WOW! That was perhaps the greatest moment in his life. He has been sparkling ever since. He has been constantly babbling and giggling for the last two days. He is so sweet, I can't imagine that something wicked this way comes. IS IT TRUE? Should I expect a monster to come and gobble up my angel baby now?
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@meandmy3 (2228)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Two's were not bad for me, three was horrible. I think it depends on the child and the situation. Not all of them go through it at the age of two, others do...
@glords (2614)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Yikes... now I have to worry about three. I just want to skip that bad phase all together.
@meandmy3 (2228)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Try getting the book 1 2 3 magic for Christian parents, it is a great resource for ways to deal with the tantrums etc. The biggest challenge in my opinion is that at this age their minds work better than their small bodies, they know what they want, they know what they want to tell you, yet they can not always do it. my children did not talk till they were three years old, so it was hard regardless but three to four was hell for me.
@glords (2614)
• United States
17 Jun 09
Thanks I will look for the book. My son doesn't really speak either, he has had several ear infections and has been without hearing for a good portion of his life. He does pretty well with the sign language, I hope that his ability to sign will prevent some of the difficulty. Thanks for the input.
@katsmeow1213 (29039)
• United States
16 Jun 09
My youngest is 17 months, he's been throwing tantrums all his life, honestly. My older 3 never threw a single tantrum. My 3 year old starting throwing them at 18 months, but doesn't really throw too many, and usually only when he's really tired. So it all depends on the child.
@glords (2614)
• United States
17 Jun 09
Interesting. I guess I have hope then. Perhaps your youngest will be all done with tantrums by the age of two, and you just got your share early.
• United States
17 Jun 09
That would be nice!
@uath13 (8206)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Oh yea...boundaries will be tested extensively. He'll be into everything & anything.
@glords (2614)
• United States
16 Jun 09
say it isn't so!!!
@uath13 (8206)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Sorry...It is!
@bunnybon7 (40418)
• Holiday, Florida
16 Jun 09
oh not nessisarily. two of my 5 kids never became a terror at that age. in fact 1 boy and 1 girl were pretty good easy kids. but they are the ones that were more difficult as teens.
@glords (2614)
• United States
17 Jun 09
Yikes, well now I don't know what to hope for. I hear the teens are the hardest.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Hey glords! How adorable! That beautiful little boy of yours if two! Give him a big kiss and hug for me! No, not all babies are terrible when they reach two! And your son doesn't necessarily have to follow the "mold"! He is a happy little boy and he may just stay that way! He might not be as mischeivious as some children get at that age so don't worry! Some children are just born that way!lol I think that your son will be however he is and because a sweet and good child! So don't go looking and waiting for him to turn into a monster because people tell you he will!
@glords (2614)
• United States
17 Jun 09
He is a very positive happy child. I wonder how he got that way. Its funny when he was a baby my mother used to say he was a somber child, but no one would say that now. He is the happiest toddler, always smiling at people and waving. He loves to laugh and chatter. He is so optimistic. I wonder how he got that attitude, certainly not from his mommy. Anyhow I think you are right, the last thing I want is a self-fulfilling prophecy. I better just be grateful for my little angle baby. He is such a good boy.
@AmbiePam (51044)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Well, I can only go by what my mom said. She said for my sister it was the terrible twos, but for me it was the terrible threes! : )
@glords (2614)
• United States
17 Jun 09
so if we can just make it to four we'll be in the clear :)
@rsa101 (18649)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
Well during my son's time. He did underwent through some kind of tantrums but we manage him to not go through with heavy tantrums. As the earliest signs of it we try to pacify him not to go through with it. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it does not. But I guess this is the time that he knows what he wants and does not want in life.
@glords (2614)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Intersting. Thanks for insights. We'll try to look out for little fits before they occur as well. Good tip.
@kellys3ps (3726)
• United States
17 Jun 09
My kiddos never went through the terrible twos, we seemed to have the terrible threes!
• United States
17 Jun 09
Kids are all different so just because he is 2 doesn't mean he will go through the "terrible two's" phase. I have two boys and I never had a problem with my older son. My younger son is a different story. He is 2 1/2 and we are dealing with his screaming and tantrums on a daily basis. If your son does start to change, just remember consistant discipline will help.