Glad to hear you've found some clam, OP. I also have a 3 yr old and a new 1 yr old. We go through the same stuff as you and it's maddening. I totally hear you on having a hard time knowing where to draw the line. It seems that in the last 3 mo. my 3 yr old has completely changed into a different person and I'm struggling with how to handle it. So about your rules-I think you're doing great with even just those 2. I also reinforce "love and respect" and that's my main rule. I also request cooperation. I think love and respect really encompasses all of what I want my DD's and myself to demonstrate. The more I remind DD of the rule, the more I'm able to find some compassion within myself. Good luck to you!
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6/10/11 at 4:25pm