Why the terrible two’s should be one of the 7 deadly sins!

I have obviously heard of the terrible two’s but until now, I never experienced them before. tantrumMy oldest daughter Lily is nine. She was a good baby and has been a pretty darn good kid. She had a few questionable behavior moments in her three’s but nothing major. My second one Luna is almost two and a half and holy cow…she is OWNING the terrible two’s like she is the one who invented them.

Seriously. This kid is soooooo adorable, FUNNY, sweet and loving…then BAM, it’s like that old TV show the Incredible Hulk…”Don’t make me mad, you wouldn’t like me when I’m mad!” lol I have never seen anything like it. I made the mistake of saying to my husband that she was like a “baby beast” and she overheard me say it and now when I call her Mommy’s beautiful baby, she says, “Oh no Mommy, I baby beast!” Ugh. I suck. I definitely will not be winning parent of the year for that one! 🙁

I wanted to write about this because I thought if you all had been through the terrible two’s, you could offer some advice on how you dealt with it. I mean, she will full on scream at the top of her lungs, close her fists together and straighten her entire body with the maddest face I have ever seen. Sometimes she even ends up on the floor at the end of her tantrums too. Then all of a sudden she is back to her sweet loveable self. I am telling you…Incredible Hulk. I look at my husband sometimes like…what just happened? Is this our kid? Thank you GOD for giving her to us but thank you also for making wine!

Soooo this is where you come in. Got advice? Share it below and help me AND others Survive Mommy too! lol Thanks!!!

XO Surviving Mommy

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  • Terri Kellum Chase says:

    My advice – this too shall pass!

  • Michele says:

    It’s just a phase and this two (pun intended) shall pass. My kids are 24 & 21, and yes I still remember the terrible two’s. Both of mine were different though. It was harder with my daughter because we were so much alike. Easier with my son because he was “just a boy”. I didn’t have issues with it when I was at home because it was a controlled environment but if I was out somewhere and she had one of her moments it was embarrassing because people look at you like “can’t you control your child!” Those were obviously the ones who never had children. The terrible two’s is just a time of trial and error. You have to be disciplined and consistent with how you handle those times. Anyone who has had children know! Also every situation is different. I say be patient and deal with each situation Discipline, consistancy, and patience will get you through this and before you know it, it will have passed and you will be moving forward towards the next adventure your child takes you on. Hang in there!

  • April says:

    Ignore the tantrum, but be consistent with discipline. When my daughter does this I will make her stay in her room until she calms down.

  • Kim says:

    My son just turned 2 and has been in the terrible two phase for some time now. Just yesterday we were going into Wal-mart and he wanted to bring his little football and I told him no, that they would think we stole it and he had to leave it in the car. As soon as we got out he tries to escape my hand and throw his self on the ground! So embarassing. And then a few minutes later he was fine. I call him my sweet and sour kid. Just like the commercial, first he is sour and then he is sweet. lol. I am a single mom and some days, when he is really bad I just have to ignore him and just leave him alone. It usually works. Then once he has calmed down I sit him down and talk to him about it.And let him know that, that behavior is unacceptable. And sometimes I have to put him in time out when he is really bad. Then he is fine again. It’s tough but I just keep telling myself, this too shall pass! Good luck! 🙂

  • Allison Birdsong says:

    My twins are almost 3 and their tantrums are epic. We just try to remember how strong their emotions are and how little control they have over their impulses due to their underdeveloped frontal lobe. When a toddler is tantruming it truly isn’t because they are manipulative, naughty or bad. They just feel things BIG. We let them have their tantrum, stay close by, offer support, and comfort them when it’s over. It is hard, but I find that wanting to shut down a tantrum is really my issue. Children need to be allowed to experience the full range of their emotions or they will lack proper coping skills as they grow older. When they are calm we talk to them, encourage them to talk to us, and talk about other ways we can handle our anger and upset that are most appropriate. Oftentimes, my children will come to me mid tantrum and want my comfort even while they are still mid-tantrum. They know that daddy and mommy are a safe space.

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