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    I believe it us hugely about personalities and dealing with development of the child.
    Each kid and each parent is different and their individual relationship. Some kids really struggle with tantrums and the like others don't. Some parents deal with tantrums with ease and others don't.
    2, 3 and 4 are huge developmently years. You learn so much more and lots of developmental and behavioral issuses show up at those ages.

    Anyone who puts a blanket 'its for just one reason' is a freaking fool.

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    Default Are the terrible twos real?

    Not for dd1. As with @Sonja she had my complete attention and was easy to mange. 3 is currently her turd year as she now has to compete with a sibling, has dropped the day nap but gets tired and emotional and the joys of talking back

    Wait and see with dd2.
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    DS1 - an absolute angel until he turned 3 then it was ONNNNNN!
    DS2 - no terrible 2's, waited for him to turn awful at 3 like his brother. Didn't happen. He's nearly 5 and such a laid back happy little guy.
    DS3 - has been a nightmare since about 18 months old. This kid is HARD WORK!!!!

    All kids are different

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    There isn't just one reason for tantrums, but l personally believe limited verbal communication is a biggie, overtired, exercising their independence and not getting their own way, blah blah, the reasons go on. I think it's how you react to it as a parent counts as well. I remember my dd2 dropped to the ground and screamed blue murder because she didn't want to hold my hand to cross the road when she was about 3. I just picked her up and walked on. I don't really talk to them mid tantrum, l ignore the behaviour until they've settled down. But that's how l deal with it.

    Dd1 was a placid as baby, she was so easy and l was spoilt for first baby.

    Dd2 was a lot earlier in her development and was a spirited toddler, had many tantrums, very busy toddler and dd3 hasn't got there yet. I'm loving the baby stage but l have a feeling she will be a bit like dd2.
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    Someone once told me that terrible two's referred to not the age but the length of time

    My son used to drive me up the wall from about 2 to 3.5. Now that he is closer to 4 he responds to discipline and reasoning. Before now I don't think he understood.

    He still has his moments. Yesterday he wanted me to pass him his bottle of water and wouldn't pick it up himself, even though he was closer to it. I pretended that I couldn't see the bottle until he got closer and closer to it and finally picked it up to show me. Then he put it back down and went back to insisting I get it for him. *face palm*

    Its the days where everything is a struggle and fight. Won't get dressed, won't eat, won't go to the loo, won't wipe his own bum. You might have expectations that things are going to be difficult but it still gets to you when its day after day after day...... I'd look forward to seeing him at the end of the day, go and pick him up at daycare and literally within 5 minutes I'd want to put him back in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongley View Post
    Someone once told me that terrible two's referred to not the age but the length of time

    My son used to drive me up the wall from about 2 to 3.5. Now that he is closer to 4 he responds to discipline and reasoning. Before now I don't think he understood.

    He still has his moments. Yesterday he wanted me to pass him his bottle of water and wouldn't pick it up himself, even though he was closer to it. I pretended that I couldn't see the bottle until he got closer and closer to it and finally picked it up to show me. Then he put it back down and went back to insisting I get it for him. *face palm*

    Its the days where everything is a struggle and fight. Won't get dressed, won't eat, won't go to the loo, won't wipe his own bum. You might have expectations that things are going to be difficult but it still gets to you when its day after day after day...... I'd look forward to seeing him at the end of the day, go and pick him up at daycare and literally within 5 minutes I'd want to put him back in!
    Lol oh dear!! Dd2 is 9 now but when she was a toddler, l'd ask her to do something, she'd reply "No! You do it!!" for ages and like your ds, she'd refuse to wear what l'd picked out for her, big tantrum followed. Fun times lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    Not for dd1. As with @Sonja she had my complete attention and was easy to mange. 3 is currently her turd year as she now has to compete with a sibling, has dropped the day nap but gets tired and emotional and the joys of talking back

    Wait and see with dd2.
    This is DS. He wasn't too bad at 2. At 3 (and having to deal with a new sibling) he is horrible. I am hoping 4 will be a good year.


 

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