The dreaded Threenagers!
Posted 18 June 2010 - 08:29 AM
And the attitude!!!!!! Threenangers is definitely a perfect description!!!
We don't get 'what?' here we get 'huh?', although we thought the selective hearing was unique to him, but obviously not!!
Posted 18 June 2010 - 12:11 PM
The other week I nearly lost it and decided to sit down with her and have a talk. I basically told her that she was being very un-nice to me and I had had enough. I think I then said something along the lines of "mum is nice to you, very nice, I do so much for you and if you keep behaving the way you are I am going to show you the NOT nice mummy and believe me mummy can be very un-nice when she wants to be." I am not sure if it was the tone of voice or what I said but she did look worried and has actually improved since then. She even said to me the other day "oh sorry mum I am not being nice to you am I"
Jessica Anne born - 31/12/03
Jasmine Sarah born - 30/5/07
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 12:36 PM
They do say that if you missed the terrible twos you get the horrible threes. I got my fair share of terrible twos and think she has improved alot since she turned three. We still get attitude and pure stubbornish in what SHE wants.
We have missed terrible twos & horrible threes (ducks to avoid vodka bottle ) with Rosie, maybe we'll get absolutely abominable fours I'll let you know in a couple of weeks. She does show a bit of threenage attitude occasionally, and has quite the penchant for the hands on hips pose (which makes me laugh and then she laughs too and the moment passes) but when I see some of the behaviour from the other kids at preschool I realise how lucky I am!
Cate it is interesting to wonder if it's a new thing isn't it? My niece is well and truly a threenager at the moment and my Mum is quite horrified and amazed because she said all of us were quite reasonable by the time we got to 3. Maybe it is more exposure to TV, maybe more exposure to other kids?? When I was growing up (in the Middle Ages ) preschool was considered a bit of a luxury and I don't think a single child in my kindergarten class had been to preschool. Certainly the worst behaved kids in Rosie's class are the most assertive ones. They boss all the other kids around all day and then I guess it's hard to take off the bossy boots once they get home!
Actually I have just remembered my other niece who was 3 when her baby brother was born and she used to spit at her parents whenever she was annoyed
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 01:28 PM
Anyway, that is my uneducated input!
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