IT"S NOT JUST ME!!! WHOO-HOO!!!!
My 3 yr. old DD ran and hid from me tonight because I was trying to have her come with me inside the house because she was being mean to the other kids while playing outside.
(I'd already talked to and warned her outside.)
Then she ran out the door and hid again.
Can't keep chasing the child, it just makes me more mad and she thinks it's funny.
It appears *that* is what she wants because when I STOPPED chasing her, she calmed down and played just fine, thanks. (don't know if it was me actually bringing her into the house that clued her in that I was serious or what)
And it seems unfair to me to make the baby come in because his sister can't behave with the other kids....so I really hate to say or enforce that. (and as she showed me tonight
i can't always)
I was NOT willing to have her go to bed at 6-7 PM either...my other 'consequence' is to end the evening by having her come in, eat, bath, bed, nothing else, when she misbehaves outside.
oh she also likes to talk back. I've been trying to ignore it but when Grandma gives her the reaction she wants (and I once in awhile forget) it doesn't stop. (attempts to explain why we don't talk this way result in repeated use of the unwanted word/phrase or a new, but not improved word/phrase)
I've decided since I can't stop her reaction, I CAN stop mine and refuse to give it any power over me.....