With the age of 3, came a ridiculous amount of attitude. And since bringing Abram home, it has peaked to an all-time high. It is war with Kaylin most of the time. I have honestly never seen tantrums like this out of any other child and the smallest things will set her off. Like last night I asked her to brush her teeth which turned into a screaming at the top of her lungs, throwing things, hitting herself kind of fit. She likes to mouth and will totally ignore us at times. I've tried everything that I can think, we don't spank, and nothing is working. Last night I decided that I would just ignore the tantrum and quietly told her that when she was ready to apologize and brush her teeth I would come back. When she finally stopped she told me, "I'm sorry mama, I had an attitude but now I'm better"...like she knows she is totally being bad!
This is the thing: she is only like this with me. Not Wes, not my parents, not the sitter. Only me. I know some of it, or probably the majority, is because of Abram. She is pretty sweet to him but you can tell she is annoyed that I am always nursing him or trying to get him to sleep. I have had a tremendous amount of guilt over it all, as if I've somehow ruined her childhood (I know it will get better and I tell myself that daily).
And here I thought I might want a third...pffft. This transition has been difficult if you can't tell.
Can anyone provide any tips on the tantrums/attitude?