+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0
    Reviews
    0

    Default Misbehaving 2 year old

    My two year old DD has been misbehaving very bad lately. It started about two weeks ago. She gets into everything rips everything out and when I tell her no or yell at her for it she slake cupboards throws things around or a main one is flip her little table and chairs over and throws them around. Putting her to bed is difficult too. She is in a tiddler bed and she just does nothing that she is told. Would love any advice at all. Shes getting very difficult to handle at times.

  2. #2
    AndrewTheEmu is offline Bubhub Ambassador - tongue in cheek
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,895
    Thanks
    252
    Thanked
    399
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    MINE TOO!!

    Feels like were taking one step forward and two steps back.

    I'll tell you what I do but keep in mine it only works sometimes.

    *I don't yell at her (unless she's in danger) & I don't tolerate her yelling at me. I say "don't yell at mummy, mummy doesn't yell at you, it's rude! Ask nicely". Sometimes she says 'sorry mummy' & all is forgiven. Sometimes she keeps yelling so she goes in time out (playpen) for 2 minutes.

    *I dont tolerate throwing anything but balls I tell her "stop throwing things/it's dangerous/mummy's scared/you might hurt me/you/dad/play nicely. Sometimes she listens. Sometimes she goes in the pen for 2 minutes.

    if her behavior has been REALLY bad all morning/afternoon, I try distracting her for 10 mins to calm her down/cheer her up, then praise EVERY SINGLE GOOD THING she does for a while. Standing still quietly/sitting still/playing quietly etc "GOODGIRL! Good girl playing quietly' this one works great with her & encourages good behaviour but you have to snap them out of the tanty long enough to make the 'switch'

    When were out I 'hold' her if she naughty. On my lap, facing away. For 2 mins. She hates being restrained.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0
    Reviews
    0
    Ill have to try some of these. She just pushes me further and further each day. We have tried to cut out her sugars in her foods and drinks and it seemed to work for about a week than she just went bad again. Smacking her doesn't even work. I used to have a system with her where I would count to three and if she didn't stop than shed get a smack or go to bed. Or three times for me to say no and that was working well than it just stopped.

    Shopping with her absalutly terrible. She climbs out of her pram and if she walks she runs off on me. Im going to try and start time outs and see how they go.
    Thank you (:

    Sent from my GT-I9000 using BubHub

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    1,716
    Thanks
    332
    Thanked
    641
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I am also having a hard time with my 2.5 yr old. She is starting to hit and throw things. And trying to get her to bed is a nightmare!!! But my dh has been working away the last few months so I'm wondering if that is part of the problem for us.
    OP my dd was a pain to take to the shops but since i started giving her two warnings that if she doesn't stop misbehaving we will go home she is a dream to take into town.
    So I now give her two warnings and on the third i pick her up and stop what we are doing and just take her home and explain to her why we are leaving.
    If only I knew what to do at home..

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    4,956
    Thanks
    666
    Thanked
    636
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I started the 1, 2 ,3 magic routine with DS when he was 18 months old. It took a few wakes for him to catch on, but now at 2,5yo he's doing quite well with this disciplining.
    He is a smart @rse though. He will just copy me when I am counting.....: "Z! That is one!"........ "Mummy! That is one!".
    It doesn't deter me one bit. Once I get to 3 he goes into time out and that's it.

    However, in the last 6 months he's had 3 episodes of turning absolutely feral for a few weeks at a time.
    I found that each time this happened, he was actually having a developmental growth spurt.
    He will suddenly turn back to his own happy self again and will have gained new social skills, new physical skills like bike riding, new words, etc.

    DS also used to throw his toys or other items when he got angry and I was/am very very strict with this. When he threw a toy or other item, I would take his most beloved toy and put it in my room til the next morning.
    In the morning, I put his confiscated toys back into his playroom without mentioning anything again.
    After 2 weeks of this, he would put his arm (with ammunition) in the air as if he was about to throw something and then would look at me to check if I was watching or not. If I was watching, he immediately put the ammunition down. If I wasn't watching and he threw something, I only had to frown at him and he would come running to me to say sorry.

    He hasn't thrown anything for at least 3-4 weeks now.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Misbehaving mums to be
    By share a book in forum Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 23-02-2012, 00:10
  2. Can anyone give me a ruff amount a first year RN or a first year midwife would make?
    By Mumma2threecherubs in forum Hubbers who are studying
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-02-2012, 08:38
  3. Misbehaving Mums - ABC
    By breakthemould in forum Social Issues
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 12-01-2012, 12:38

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Boody Organic Bamboo Baby Wear
Softer than your bub's bum Boody Organic Bamboo Baby Wear
Australia's favourite eco brand has delivered a gorgeous baby collection. Made from organic bamboo, Boody's extraordinarily soft and stretchy, skin-friendly tops, bottoms, onesies, bibs and wraps don't 'cost the earth'. Get 20% OFF! Code BUBHUB16.
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!