Hello all. Ok, which one of your two year olds' sent my son a memo that within an hour of turning two, you are supposed to be terrible?!?! OMG... DS has been two now for just about two weeks and we are literally living with a different child. What the he!! happened?? Did anyone else notice this change? He certainly had opinions before, but when doing something wrong or annoying (whining or demanding to be carried for example), he'd usually chill when we said no or re-directed. Now he escalates whatever he wants until he is a screaming disaster. No matter what it is. We did a quick grocery shop after work yesterday and as we were leaving the store... he started saying "more grocery store" until he was screaming so loudly, crying and sweating "MORE GROCERY STOOOOOOORRRRREEE" in the carride home. Wtf? I was ready to drive him back and leave him there. (of course I'd never do this... no calls to DSS please)
He still has his lovely charming moments... but they are starting to be less and less and his insistance on getting his way is beyond compare. I am still trying to use re-direct so he's not in a time out every 3 minutes, and also trying not to sweat the small stuff so he can feel empowered to make some decisions. But man its challenging not to compete with his screams with more screams (a style I do not wish to emmulate!).
Any tips for the terrible twos?