Somewhere in the midst of the past week Baby Bean has evolved from a sweet little angel to a TWA! Toddler With Attitude!!!!! I thought this wasn’t supposed to start until some time around 2-3 years. Please tell me out there that I am not alone and that my child is “normal” if there is such a thing.
Baby Bean has – so far – been a really good little girl (apart from the odd little moments here and there, generally when she’s tired. If I tell her not to do something, she stops, I give her lots of praise, we’re both happy. But over the past week a switch has been triggered somewhere and she no longer “does as she’s told”, instead she gives me a devilish grin and continues with what she is doing or worse still “laughs” when I tell her not to do something and then continues. She has started stamping her feet at me, smacking me, screaming, growling and worse still – throwing toys at me!!!! Tonight I decided enough was enough and put her to bed half an hour early before Daddy even got home because I just couldn’t take the falling out anymore.
I understand that she is most likely trying to push her boundaries and “test” me but surely my good little girl is still in there somewhere – please tell me, how do I reason with a 15 month old when she is behaving like this?