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I know 2 year olds have their 'challenging' moments but for the last few days Conor has been absolutely relentless in his behaviour. Even his calm and chilled out daddy raised his voice to him.
Everything and I mean everything is met with a no followed by a tantrum. Even if it's something he just asked for like a drink. Wherever it is we're going or whatever we're doing he doesn't want to do and goes mad. Driving in the car if we turn down a street he goes mad because he wanted to go down another street or stay on the street we were on. All the way we get screams of 'this way! this way! No!'
I just don't know what the deal is. I can handle the odd kicking off session a few times a day but this is just non stop from the second he gets up.
As usual, I feel your pain. In my calmer moments I think, well, Thomas is just 2 and it's normal. However, normally I just yell at him and want to cry instead.
ETA: we are finding that giving him choices is helping. So, do you want to calm down or go up to your room. Things like that.
I can really sympathise :higgies: Over the past few days my darling daughter has been kidnapped and replaced with a spiteful little bratt who doesn't listen to a word I say, kicks off at any disagreement and hits and kicks me constantly :cry: Because I'm so tired at the moment it makes it even worse and I feel so out of my depth with dealing with her, I am ashamed to say that I have actually smacked her this morning after she ran out into the road after I asked her 100 times to stay next to me :no: She made me feel so guilty afterwards though, kept saying 'Owwww mummy' :cry:
Trying the naughty step from today, not going too well so far though :rolleyes:
:higgies: all round. Laura can be like this, so darn contradictory (or perverse, as Daddy says) - not that way Mummy (well what other way would you like me to drive then? And do you know the way better than me?)
not that cup, this cup (actually to the point of tears - like it really matters eh?!)
I think that, although it seems ever so ridiculous to us, these minor things take on a heightened significance to them because they are trying to feel like important decision makers. I often find that by making Laura feel she is involved in choices and decisions through the day, she is much less like this iyswim.....
Agree with Bookie. We went through all this with Henry and so, as much as it's possible, we tried to give him choices - would you like the blue bowl or the yellow bowl, would you like the red spoon or the blue spoon, etc etc. It DID pass after a while but what was good about giving him choices was that he learnt that there are times when he can have a say and times when he just has to muck along with everyone else, ie, when you need to go out or go a particular direction in the car.
:higgies: to all of you - I've got that one to look forward to again! :lol: :faint:
It's that boundary thing again isn't it? They're realising that they can exert control over certain things and then end up doing it to their own detrement which hugely annoys them.
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