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.