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11 February 2007 @ 10:54 am
Out of control.  
Does anyone else here have any experience with an extreme drama queen? My three year old is completely out of control. She throws fits all the time and play's the "i want it" "I don't want it" game.

She's the middle child. My son is five and my other daughter is three months old. I though maybe she was jealous so I made sure there was plenty of positive attention for her and me. I treat her the exact same way I threat my other kids with no differences.

Lately, as she's gotten older, she's taken to hitting me. I tell her that it's not right and she does get a time out for it but it's just not working. She hits me punches me and now kicks me. We don't physically punish our children and she currently isn't attending daycare so I don't know where she's getting this behaviour.

I'm running out of options I don't want to take her to see a specailist as I'm sure there is another way around this. What tricks or methods did you use?
x RachAel xsatansleighbels on February 12th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)
My 2 yr old is like that, he drives me CRAZY! I think they get frustrated, and they don't know how to express their anger so they just lash out. Maybe if you could find a way to help her better express herself? I really wish I could help more, but I can't. Just wanted you to know that you aren't alone!
brandewijn on February 12th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
Sorry but my child wouldn't dare ever hit me. He knows he'd get the wrath. So long as your punishments are consistent and tough she should be getting the picture. So either you aren't being tough enough or you aren't being consistent and sometimes letting it slide if it's not "as bad as usual". We do use physical punishment. Very very rarely. But sometimes to keep a child in line, severe punishment is needed. Children, especially toddlers aren't china dolls. lol They won't break if you tap them on the hand or pants. If she is this out of control at already three and you refuse to physically punish her or step up and get tougher with other punishments then you should take her to see someone otherwise she will just become even more unruly as time goes on. Then once in school, another child her age will physically "discipline" her for you. I'm sure that isn't what you would want to happen,
x RachAel xsatansleighbels on February 12th, 2007 02:09 am (UTC)
agreed! Sometimes with children (especially STUBBORN ones like my son lol) that is the only thing that will actually get it through their heads.