Consistency is the key. Any approach you need to stick with it for at least a week. Chopping and changing won't work.
Do the supernanny technique. After the first 2 times of getting out of bed/ tantruming don't say anything and don't make eye contact. Put the pjs on her. Talking and negotiating just feeds the tantrum.
I'm not saying it's easy. And it must be hard having a bub as well. Could you plan to so something when hubby had time off work? For the week could you move bub to a different area of the house?
Can you cut it so it's no longer wearable? Then try and ride out the tantrum. It may take a few nights but she'll soon get the idea that she can't wear it and you don't have the option of giving in to her.
Personally my youngest had a 45 minute tantrum when he couldn't keep his dummy one night at dinner, I'd had enough if that, we threw it away and he asked for it that night and then hasn't mentioned it again. He was a bit over 2.
What ever you decide, work out a game plan and stick to it. And don't back down! Good luck!!
Could you maybe cut the straps so it is just holding together so when she puts it on I 'breaks', th old oh no you must be to big for this now its broken. Not sure if it will work but if she is stubborn it might be taking away the defiant im not doing what mum says element. She will prob still be upset but maybe not throwing tantrums.
I had to be at an appt that day. I just didn't have time for all her crap.
soooo, a lot of it is my inconsistencies.
i have a 3 yr old running the household. It makes me feel like crap. But we are so exhausted.
Hugs. I understand LMM.
My 3.5 yr old only wants to wear the same Dora dress but it's just too cold now. It's hard and I understand why you give in.
wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.
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