Miss turned 3 last month.
The last couple of weeks it seems like she taken a big leap. Her imagination is going wild, she's actually loving watching tv, her communication skills are amazing.... but then she has been doing things like taking her little sister's dummy and hiding away to suck on it (either behind the curtain or in her bed), she has opened the front door and gone out on her own, generally not listening to anything I say, and then after multiple warnings to stop some thing and her agreeing, she yells "i didnt hear you"and cries... other things that are not like her at all, especially crying alot. Of course I can't remembereverything I wanted to writenow I'm in the midst of it.
I've tried offering a new comforter in place of taking the dummy (she hasnt had one herself for well over a year now), tried reward charts and loss of privelege (eg no tv), time out... I don't know how to manage her behaviour. Tried asking her if something is bothering her, how is she feeling.. tell her how I feel when she does those things.. she is violent at times like pushing and hitting me.
Tonight she put stickers on her drawers, I sat down and spoke to her, explained not to put stickers on furniture, they should stay up on the table and only be used on paper.
Well a little later she was supposed to be cleaning her room but instead was covering her toys and drawers with stickers... arghh.. she started crying as soon as I asked what she was doing...
Any advice?? I have a 5 year old & 1 year old as well. I want to support her through what seems like a huge developmental leap but I also need her to know the rules and know that she is safe!! Help!!