22 months and already tons of trouble. . HELP!

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Registered: 08-10-2008
22 months and already tons of trouble. . HELP!
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Mon, 01-10-2011 - 3:42pm

My 22 month old daughter Eva has gone from a tot to a tornado overnight. . her behavior and tantrums are no longer "cute". . She started acting out about 5 days ago and has progessively gotten worse. . She doesn't listen to me or my parents. . ( "father" out of the picture ) nothing I say or do to her works. . The word "NO" is not in her vocabulary. . when I say no I might as well have said yes because she does it anyways and maliciously. . today while at a friends house she purposely knocked over water after I caught her playing with the cup to make matters worse my friend had a plant that I told my daughter not to touch and she not only touched it but knocked it down making a huge mess. . while walking back to the car she decided she didn't want to walk and she threw herself on the road and refused to walk. . I'm about ready to pull my hair out. . she's not even two to say it's terrible two's. . any ideas mommas?

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Registered: 06-04-2010

I'm not sure what you're already doing, but my 2-1/2-year-old's misbehavior is usually from being tired, hungry, or bored.

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Registered: 12-29-2010

Yes, this is the start of the terrible two's and testing boundaries. I

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Registered: 04-20-2008
I was just lurking but had to say thank you. I never heard of the hand holding but, as we are well into our terrible 2's as well and there are just some things he does even though he understands he shouldn't, I might try that as a consequence when 'time-out' isn't an option.
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Registered: 07-16-2007

Hi, I'm Christen.

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Registered: 12-29-2010

Hi Christen. The handholding method is basically:

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Registered: 07-16-2007
Thanks, I will try that today.