So… Is this the appearance of the infamous “terrible twos” episodes? Whining, screaming, crying with and without tears, not listening, not cooperating, bossy, etc. goodness! If it is, then Edward is right on schedule. He just turned two 10 days ago. Some children give this “exhibition” before they turn 2 and so we thought Edward would not be among those who are dubbed “the terrible twos”. But…… Here it comes!
It’s very frustrating. You have a very good boy and overnight he wakes up with a new temperament, new attitude, new behavior. It’s scary isn’t it? I guess as parents, we would have to go through this many more times… Like, the transition From a child to a teenager, from a teenager to an independent adult, etc. I guess during these times, we would be given a blow by the change in our children. It’s true we can still keep it under control but i don’t think we can do much.
For this instance, how do I control this tantrum thingy? *sigh*
It was my mistake to have given him cough syrup early in the morning today. He became drowsy. He had a full blown tantrum before 11am. Before his lunch. Before his nap. He didnt eat the fish dish with vegetables i had prepared for him. He asked for cereal. And even then, he insisted eating only the BIG piece of cereal. It was so much fuss that we had to stop the lunch. And Because he was so sticky from the humid climate, I had to give him a quick shower. OH MY GOODNESS. Not easy. Tons of crying in the bathroom. Tons.
I don’t want to see my child going through this “unhappiness”. They are unhappy when they cry, right? But I don’t know what to do. Could only finish what I had to finish and let him cry while I am doing it against his will. Is there a better way to deal with a tired toddler?
Brought him up for his nap. Fell asleep within 5 minutes, without a bottle.
This is what parents mean by having to avoid making your toddler over tired. Best example scenario ever this morning.