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My 27 month old has been very pleasant up until about 3 days ago - and since then all H#@& has broken loose! She can be playing fine and then 1 thing happens (and it could be ANYthing) and she startes screaming/crying and it just keeps going downhill from there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> I've been trying to spend more time with her, I ask her to use her words (since I can't understand her when she's screaming), and I've tried distracting her. It really doesn't seem like there is anything that is constantly setting her off, and it doesn't seem to be getting better.<br><br>
These are the things that have changed: Dh went back to school last week (he's a student and had the summer off), she's been eating more (we're usually vegetarian but we've had more chicken and fish lately) as well as yogurt, and her napping seems more irregular. There wasn't ever a pattern to her napping though, we've always been sort of laid back and dealt with things as they come (no schedules.) We don't really have any routines, either - is this a problem? She never really seemed to need one.<br><br>
I am at a loss and am ripping my hair out, and I consider myself pretty patient. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banghead.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banghead"> Right now she's pleasant, happy, cute, etc., but in 5 minutes it could be a real nightmare. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> Any suggestions, please???
 

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Well I am a student also and I know that when I go back to school each semester, Madyson is miserable for a few weeks. It's just the adjustment in schedule and she misses me and such. Days are totally different having mommy home and having mommy at school. So i'm sure your child is the same way. Having daddy home for the summer was wonderful and now that he's back in class, she misses him. I'm sure part of it is just her age also. I mean, she is probably trying to assert her independence. Maybe she is frustrated with her skill levels. I know when Madyson is trying to achieve somethign and can't, she becomes intolerable. For example, she pitched a fit today out of nowhere when she couldnt' make it completely across the balance beam at gym class by herself. I had to help her and that REALLY pissed her off! Maybe she's ready to hit a new milestone?<br>
Meg
 

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Here's to hoping she hits it soon! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> No really, I didn't mean to make it sound like it's non-stop or I can't really handle it, but there are times when I definitely have to take a deep breathe and regroup. I do think a lot of it is frustration, as well as the schedule change with dh's schedule. Thanks for the pep-talk!
 

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No problem. I know the feeling. Honestly, there are some days where I just can't stand to be calm anymore and I have to put her to bed early. Especially lately! I too, hope that you get some peace again and your daughter becomes the little angel her mommy knows she is.<br>
Meg
 
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