DD turned 4 in September. She is just driving me to the edge! I know that it's all typical 4 behavior but I just end up feeling yelled at and argued with over everything.
A typical exchange:
Me: Honey, please don't pick up your baby sister.
DD: Mama, I am very angry about the words that you just used. You have to have a time out! (or I am so angry that I want to hit you, cut you, push you, etc.)
A typical trip to the grocery store mostly involves me repeating over and over, please don't push the cart, your baby sister is in it. Please don't hang on the edge of the cart, I'm afraid that you will pull it over.
I've had some improvement when I ask her to use a friendly voice and friendly words, but it's only temporary,
I'm glad that she's so verbal but I really wish she could get a bit of judgment and understanding along with it.
That's it. I just wanted to rant a bit. Sometimes she's sweet but on the days when it's just me and the kids the angry tirades get pretty old, pretty quick.