I am a 23 year old single mother of a 2 year old girl! I love my little girl to death but I am having some problems with her and her behavior. I just don't know what to do!!!
I was married right out of high school and my ex- husband joined the navy... to make a long story short after about a year together we had my little girl and about 9 month after I had her we got divorced! Now, 2 years later I have a wonderful boyfriend that just loves my little girl, we have all lived together for a year now and everything has been great..............until now!!!
My daughter has done a compleat 360 with the way she acts with my boyfriend. She throws a fit over everything that he does! He tries to play with her w/ her toys and it all goes great for the first 10 min. then she just throws a fit and wont let him play anymore. She will NOT listen to anything he tells her and has an overall bad attutide towards him!! I have tried to explain to her that its not nice to yell at ppl and that you have to share the toys and that all he wants to do is play and have fun! She doesn't listen to any of that!!!
She has a great personallity but I just dont understand why she is acting this way all of a sudden. Its just not like her!!
Please help!!! I would love to hear from some of you that have any kind of advice to offer me!!!
What is your discipline method when she is throwing tantrums and misbehaving?
With my 3 year olds i do a time out. If they are both fighting for a toy I sit down with them and explain that they need to take turns. I'll play with it for a bit then i pass it on and it gets passed on again and so forth. then i leave and if they fight over the same toy again depending on the situation, i take the toy away and distract them with something else, but if it gets out of hand i put them both in a time out to cool down. after their time in time out they have to apologize to eachother and then apologize to me for not listening.
You might want to start with that. You should give her a firm warning that she should share. If she doesn't obey then have her apologize who she is fighting with and put her in a time out for not sharing... or for whatever the "offense" is. lol! Everyone may have different opinions about the bf situation, but if he's ya know a permanent in your life person or atleast hopefully, maybe he can help out with your daughter in that way. Like if she yells at him, he can explain to her that it is unacceptable and if she does it again she will go to time out. and after time out is done she has to apologize to him. but at 2 years old, sometimes they just need a little space. atleast i know my boys do. if i see they are getting frustrated with one another i separate them. usually i put a blanket over their toddler table and they "hide" under their table with a flashlight and their fave toy or book. GOOD LUCK!