(Closed) At what age did your little one become miserable?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Those small changes to us are HUGE to her.  I am sure this week will be better.  Hang in there!

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Welcome to the world of toddlerhood!  They are at the point where they want to do things on their own but also want to make sure mommy/daddy are there to.  My son will be 18 months in about a week and he has been so clingy to me lately. He never used to be that way.  He crys at the drop of the hat, etc.

My SIL put it like this.  Living with a toddler is like living with a person with multiple personalities you never know who you will get…

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Sassygrn:  +1

My DD is 2 and let me tell ya…I thought 18 months was bad. I can’t wait till 3’s!  Undecided

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Lolasmomma:  transitions are hard for toddlers. Try giving her a count down when you need to come inside. Like “We have 5 more minutes until it’s time to clean up and go inside”. Then “We have 2 more minutes..” etc. She won’t understand the meaning of the time, but it preps her that a change is coming. And if you do this consistently, it will help and become part of her routine, rather than jsut interupting her play and saying “ok, we’re going inside now!” That’s very jarrring for little kids and they don’t have time to get ready to stop what they are doing.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

so tough!  i’m not there yet, but just wanted to recommend the book “scream free parenting.”  it has great guidelines for dealing calmly and effectively with the little ones.

 

good luck!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I suggest Happiest Toddler on the Block.  It helped me change my attitude/perspective a little bit, too. 

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