Thursday, June 11, 2009

Terrible twos

T has been going thru' the terrible 2's for about 8 months now. But it's definitely gotten worse the past few weeks. Yesterday was the worst day ever. She was whiney & crying for no reason & last night was so hyper & kept throwing things. She had 3 time outs (the most in 1 day ever). I had an argument today with my Mom (for the 100th time). She keeps saying I need to start slapping her hand. I tried to explain to her that these days we don't spank & beat our kids anymore (okay, she never beat me, but I did get spanked). We do time-outs. Things have changed in the past 39 years. I don't know how to get her to understand this. What are your thoughts on this? To spank or not or time-outs & how to get a grandparent to understand that times have changed.
p.s. How long are the terrible 2's suppose to last? Please don't say till they turn 3. Ugh.

5 comments:

Kimmie said...

Terrible 2's last until the age of 4!!! At least it did with all four of my children. I am old school I spank or slap my children's hands but only when time out hasn't worked. Like when Christopher has been in time out for the tenth time in one day.

WhisperingWriter said...

My daughter is going through that too. It is not fun. We also do the time outs.

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Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

terrible twos?? hmmmm will you be mad at me if I told you three was a lot worse???

Oh, and I am 30 and I still throw tantrums from time to time. GO FIGURE?

LOl

maidenshade said...

Dear Drama Queen's Mum,
They last until they are in their mid-30s at which time they are too tired from dealing with their own terrible two-er and therefore they no longer have the energy to throw tantrums.

Love,
One of Those grandparents who smacked hands and spanked bottoms...
LOL