“In all of living, have much fun and laughter.
Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.”
-Gordon B. Hinckley








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So I have had it up the here (gesturing my throat) with my adorable little girl. And I'm blogging about it cause I really need some advice! She is driving me crazy! I don't know if it's a girl thing or an 18 mo. old thing, or it's just HER, but she is NAUGHTY! This isn't quite what I had envisioned having a little girl would be like. Besides the normal busyness, and getting into EVERYTHING, she is so strong willed and determined to have things her way. Whining and crying is more and more frequent and I just don't know what to do anymore, except give in. Now don't get me wrong...I love my little girl to pieces. I really, really do. But I don't know what to do with the tantrums and the whining.....anyone? Help!

7 comments:

fox family said...
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The Butlers said...

What...your advice is too good for me, that you had to erase it?
Thanks for nothin'!! :o)

McEnaneyFamily said...

GIVE HER JUST MOMMY AND BELLE TIME, MAYBE SHE IS JUST NEEDING EXTRA ATTENTION. BEING THE YOUNGEST CAN BE A HARD THING. REMEMBER TO STAY THE PARENT. SHE NEEDS YOU TO BE CONSISTENT IN HOW YOU TAKE CARE OF HER TANTRUMS.

LOVE,
AUNT JUDY

The Hatcher Family said...

This comment is from the "tough love mother" so take it or leave it. Tantrums are a sign that a child is frustrated with something. Possibly she needs something (a drink or snack mabey)or is not getting something that she wants. Ignore the tantrums. Pretend like it's not even happening. She will then start to realize that her screaming and throwing herself on the floor is not going to change anything. Then, when she has calmed down enough, hold her and talk to her gently and try to figure out what she needs. If it's something she can't have, find something she can have that will make her just as happy. Hope it helps! - Love ya, Kate

Kev, Meg and Ty said...

Meg-
I don' know about advice, but I totally empathize. I think it's the age, because I have had it up to hear with Tyler lately as well. He has become very stubborn and strong willed, and I am also ready to give in. So I guess it's good to know that we are not alone in this and we should talk some more, because I think I might go crazy soon, because on top of it all my child won't take good naps!
love, megs

Gina, Antz, & Aria said...

Megan - yes, yes! It's okay Aria does it too! We do time-out like every day! Even though Megan said Tyler is going through it too, I have to say it's a girl thing. Tyler just doesn't have the attitude like Aria does. Aren't we so lucky!? Hang in there, maybe Belle and Aria would do well hanging out together ...

Amy said...

Meg, You know what to do. You have two older that did the same thing. You are a softie as like we all are. Bellie is smart and knows how to manipulate. and doing a fine job. Send her over to Aunt'e Amy for a while I'd love to take her. Hey, may be she can help me scribble my homework. I love you. Hang in there. I'm only a phone call away.