She can be very controlling and SHREIK when she doesn't get her way or doesn't like the way I'm moving or talking. Like literally will stop where she's at and scream at the top of her lungs at us. Very fun in public let me tell you!!!
She hits, slaps and kicks us often and we are really not consistent about our approach. Well, DH is much less consistent! He does lots of physical play that IMHO riles her up and creates the perfect environment for aggression. But she loves it and it's a bonding thing. He's not 100% on board with GD and wants to put her alone in her room or do a time out-- I don't like that approach and would rather take the offending toy or redirect. I told him just to talk to her about how she's acting etc. ect. and that sometimes helps. When she does it to me, I usually look her in the eye with a stern voice saying NO we don't hit or walk away.
She gets wild at night and throws toys AT US and laughs about it. She is usually the most gentle, loving little sweetie, so it's been hard to watch. It's usually when she's tired. I've tried some quiet time in the afternoons but it doesn't seem to help. I wish I could still get her to take a nap before like 7pm. It just doesn't work out that way and most of the time she will fight it. She's dropped her naps at this point and sleeps better at night without one. I think. It's hard to know if she still needs a nap or not.
I'm 9wks pregnant and DH just became unemployed. Oh and she fully potty trained now. So yeah. Lots of changes. She sleeps great-- from 11-12am to 10-11am. Believe me, I've tried getting any other schedule to work but she's stuck in these hours for now. Little night owl.
Suggestions? I'm reading "talk so your kids will listen" and finding it eye opening. Thought you sage mamas would be a great help/resource as well.