My 3.5 year old is driving me to want to smack her, really. I don't need any flames for this, because I haven't actually done it but she's being so well, frankly, annoying that I can't take it anymore. Every gentle disipline method I do is making her WORSE and she doesn't take anything seriously (time outs, taking things away, etc)
She's being impossible. Even when DS was first born she didn't experience the jealousy because we've made sure she's had plenty of special parent time, we have a lovely babysitter who's engaging, and I make sure throughout the day it's just about her. Crafting, reading, etc. We limit screen time, get outside every day, go for walks etc. But lately this is impossible....
DD is just not listening. In the parking lot she knows better than to leave my side but the other day she RAN to a puddle and stomped in it while I was handling DS. I almost smacked her, and she thought it was FUNNY. Yesterday at my moms she was surrounded by family and we were having a blast, and than she went into the bathroom and DRANK SOME PERFUME (a tiny amount..) and she immediatly came and told us. She's putting small things in her mouth (little bracelets, string etc), stealing off the counter to make "potions" putting things in the toilet. I can't TAKE IT.
I am not enjoying her. Not one bit. I know it sounds awful and it certainly isn't all day everyday but I need solutions, now.