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Am I expecting /asking too much...

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megcleary Tue 27-Jan-09 15:18:33

DD is 17 mo and a good girl but is heading to tantrum world soon I think. So when she throws her toast on the floor and I ask her to pick it up and put it on the table please in a clam firm voice 17 times am I crazy.

Should I just let it go and wait for the big battles?

Today for the first time she hit me in the face an open hand slap as she didn't want to sit and have her nails clipped. In my innocence as this was the first time I was shocked and said no we don't slap and sat her away from me for a minute. Then tried again in a few minutes and got the one hand i needed done done.

It feels like I am on her back all the time to pick up crayons or not run on the sofa (sigh) am I asking her to do too much or is this how it is meant to be? Advice appreciated.

megcleary Tue 27-Jan-09 15:34:23

Bump anyone am I in the wrong topic?

LIZS Tue 27-Jan-09 15:37:28

yes, I'm afraid you are. She isn't yet 2 and you are expecting her to follow 2 steps commands reliably every time. You reacted to the slap well by ignoring, but she may well not remember the consequences of such actions for next time, let alone control her impulses, so a bit of sharp inhaling of breath required or you will stress yourself out.

megcleary Tue 27-Jan-09 15:43:19

thanks for that info will wind my neck in

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