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    Mary1
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    1st time mum, my daughter is 2 in 2 weeks, I’m struggling with her behaviour I need some good advice on what I can do when she plays up, she’s randomly attacking me, biting, hitting, kicking, everything is a fight to get her dressed, to change her nappy, to sit her in the pushchair, if I see she is struggling I offer help and she screams at me, if I tell her no she doesn’t listen till the 10th time which by then it’s to late, if its attention seeking I have no more attention to give I’m sat playing with her all day, other than to cook and try to clean even then I get her involved, I assume it’s normal toddler behaviour but I feel like I have no control and I’m exhausted. Any good parenting advice, any books or things to watch as I’m at my wits end 🤣

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    Andrew uk
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    Totally normal. You could turn it into a game. How quickly can she do x.

    You could count 1 to 10. E.g. can she do x in ten seconds?

    Uae a reward-chart (come up with it together as appropriate) and she gets stickers then rewards.

    Make a time to get her dressed etc when you don’t have to be anyehere then it doesn’t matter.

    Let her not get dressed, let her throw a tantrum. As long as she is safe etc. Leave her to go into meltdown. She will come round when she realises you are not interested.

    She might be doing it for attention and/or because she knows it presses your buttons.

    Kids are smart at 2. Also she is doing exactly what she is supposed to be doing and finding/asserting her independence.

    I had my son have the terrible 2s at 2 and then again at 5/6/7!

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