Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Normally our cakes is such a sweet, good girl, she has her off days, but we all do. Lately however, she has been a total nightmare. And it's only getting worse. We have had meltdowns that have lasted for 20-40 minutes at least once a day. Nothing can consol her, I can't handle listening to her scream and follow me around so she gets timeouts in her room. After she is done she is usually fine, we talk about things and I hope they will get better but then the next day we have another meltdown. I am so tired, I don't have a ton of patience for her issues right now. I realize this is normal and such but what can I do to make her realize we will love her no matter what, new baby and all. I don't want to condone the fits so I ignore the bad behaviors, when she is good I have been trying to spend extra time with her and to tell her even more than normal that I love her. But quite frankly, I'm reaching the end of my rope. I know there are experienced mothers out there that have delt with this issue. Cookie was never this bad, the only problems I had were that he would act out while I was nursing cakes, other than that he could care less. Of course, they were only 23 months apart and not 4 1/2 years apart. HELP!!! I need to know how best to handle this! I'm trying to be patient and stick with our boundaries and giving extra love when she is behaving but this doesn't seem to be doing the trick. So, any advice would be great because I am too tired to think of a new solution.