I am the mother of a sweet, precocious toddler. She is generous with hugs and kisses, quick to laugh and happy to bake goodies for everyone in her play kitchen.
At night, she looks out her window and says good night to all her little friends from daycare, one by one.
In the morning, she asks me who will be at school to play with her. And when I list the names, she claps her hands with joy.
But then she gets there. And somehow she turns into a monster. She pinches. She smacks. She scratches. Today she even drew blood.
If this keeps up, I’m afraid we’ll get kicked out. And if that happens? I don’t know what I’ll do.
I’ve done everything I can think of. I take away her right to watch her nightly episode of Dora when she’s bad. I bribe her with special treats and trips to the park if she’s good. I put her in time out when she pinches me at home. And always, I lecture her and lecture her and lecture her. But nothing gets through.
What on earth am I supposed to do?
Help me, Internet. You’re my only hope.
One Frustrated Mama