So the ‘terrible twos’ seem to have started early in our household. Baby boy seems to have had a personality transplant. He has always been a bit cantankerous (my sister calls him cranky pants) but for a few weeks now he has become down right awful!
A few of the lovely new developments we have noticed are:
- Hitting – baby boy likes to hit out when he is unhappy or told not to do something. He then thinks that it is the funniest thing in the world to repeatedly hit mummy (not daddy interestingly!)
- Tantrums – having his nappy changed, getting dressed, getting undressed, not being allowed to play with the playstation controller, not being allowed to climb into the washing machine – I could go on forever. All of these and more result in a tantrum the scale of which I can only liken to Godzilla on the loose in New York.
- Throwing food – maybe I should rephrase that to launching food! Food is no longer there to be eaten, it is there to be hurled as far as possible across the kitchen.
I could go on with the list but as you all have lives to be getting on with I will spare you the essay.
Suffice to say, things are a little stressful in the K household at the moment. I know that this is just a stage and it will pass but I really do have my work cut out for me. If baby boy is acting this way now I am really not looking forward to the day he turns two!
How do you cope with challenging behaviour?
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