My son is strong willed and stubborn like that. I have recently had to rethink my parenting style with him to get things under control.
My son is GREAT out of the house, but inside the house he isn't. I can't be out of the house all the time so something had to be done. I guess we all have our areas that we need to work on... no one can have a perfect child.
One of the big things I learned in school (early childhood degree) was if it doesn't work, stop doing it. I know it sounds simple but has helped me A LOT when parenting my son or when I was working with children.
You might see if she is bored. My son gets bored easily. He masters something then thinks he is done with it. I would also call what I call a "yes room" this could be her bedroom or another room in the house where there is NOTHING she can't do (with the exception of taking off plug covers or trying to crawl out a window). We have our upstairs more or less an a yes room. If I close the bathroom and the master bedroom door (leaving him to the hall and his bedroom) it is completely a "yes room" so he can play and I don't have to say "no" constantly.
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09-10-2010, 07:23 PM #113 ladybugsIVF, Child loss, Cancer & IF Over 5,000 Posthas no status.
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I hear you. Younger DS is very active and very strong willed. We make sure he gets plenty of outside time and exercise in addition to what he gets at school. He is often outside playing at 7 in the morning. We are also constantly telling him no whether he is inside or outsde. And yes, we do keep things tucked away or out of reach and offer alternatives which he flatly refuses. He has the biggest lung capacity and screams. We do time out and such and consequences and we reward him for good behavior. I like the idea of the yes room!!!MAV Mom to
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First off many 's to you! You are a good mom. She is just a little feisty child. Personally it sounds like the terrible two's have started for you. Ryan started a bit earlier than your DD.
Taking her to grandmas once a week is a great idea You need the break!
Ryan would throw a fit and go on the floor. He still does it but not as much. He also learned to open my china cabinet drawers DH put tye wraps so he can't open them.
Like you I constantly told him NO, no, no. I think if you are consistent she will eventually get it. Ryan goes into my kitchen cupboards but he knows which ones he can go into. Remember it takes time and won't happen over nite. Though it would be nice if it did
I think every child is different. My almost 6 month has a bad temper and is very feisty! Ryan is all about love and has been pretty much mellow. He is a total cuddler. They are like nite and day in personalities.
Try putting Mickey Mouse on the TV. See if that calms her down a bit. My two love it. And if it keeps them preoccupied for 30 mins so I can get some stuff done. I do it.
I hope things get better for you and your DD.
I know when Ryan does not listen to me say at the grocery store. A worker will say something and he listens to them. She just might listen to her grandparents knowing she can't get away with stuff. And knows she cannot manipulate them.
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09-11-2010, 08:48 PM #14
Patrick is doing similiar things. We got one of those plastic safety yard gates, plus the extension. We set it up in our living room and put some of his toys into it. He can play in there, crawl, walk, etc. He can do whatever, and I don't have to worry about saying no, because everything in there is safe for him. It gives him a safe place to play, and I can fold laundry, wash dishes, etc.
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