Terrible 2's??

United States
January 17, 2007 2:46pm CST
ok my daughter has always been such a good little girl and before she turned 2, she started being ornery as ever! She HATES to mind, i mean she hates it. she will sit there and ignore me unless i get up and go over to her and tell her she'll go to the naughty chair or get spanked. (yes i spank when necessary, im sure ill catch flack from someone about it, but im not asking for opinions on spanking)She has become extremely defiant and i can tell her over and over and over again every single day about the same thing (dont climb on this, or that, etc) and she will NOT mind. SHe's back talking really bad too, and she's only 2!! I am not sure what to do to get her attention and to let her know that when i say NO about something, i mean NO. i dont mean keep doing it, go back to it, or lay down and throw a crying fit on the floor. i ignore fits, and that works, its the other stuff. not listening, back talking, doing what SHE wants thats trying my patience every day. is this terrible 2's, or just MY child?? any suggestions and input is appreciated!
3 responses
• United States
18 Jan 07
HA! You think two is bad? Wait until 3, when they learn even MORE ways to talk back, and act up. And..whats worse...the baby has a great teacher!!! You are REALLY gonna have your hands full in about two years..with a 2 yr old AND a 4 yr old!! It does get better, and it does get more fun, I promise!! =)
• United States
18 Jan 07
yes, Shay, im sure you are very right! ive thought about that alot, that COurtney is going to start Catelyn out young!!!
@srhelmer (7031)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
17 Jan 07
Our daughter is two and goes through stages like that. I've found that the only way we can get her attention is carrying her to her room and closing the door. After about 10 minutes, she is perfectly behaved.
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• United States
17 Jan 07
well i do that too once ive had enough, maybe i should do it more often. when i put her in there she will throw a fit and ill ignore her until she stops, but lately she's been hitting or kicking the door when i put her in there. i dont want her thinking that being destructive like that is ok. i just ignore it still.
• United States
6 Feb 07
Welcome to my world, LOL. My daughter turned 2 in November and she can press my buttons too! But it's not as bad as it used to be. I think it was just a phase. They are just testing the waters. What I have done and it seems to work is to give my daughter an alternative. If she's doing something that's she's not suppose to I tell her NO, we don't do that! Here's what we CAN do. Whether I give her blocks, books, toys, etc. Sometimes, he just wants some attention. I try to include her in everything I do. She puts the silverware in the dishwasher, puts the clothes in the dryer, gets me the dustpan. Hopefully, she will be a better helper than my teenagers. LOL
• United States
7 Feb 07
thanks for your response. maybe ill try and include her in things more than i do. the reason i dont is because later ill go back and catch her trying to open the dryer, dishwasher, etc!! she is into EVERYTHING.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
LOL, that's funny because Jules did too but than over time, she realized we were done. It just takes a little time.