Can anybody tell me what to do with the worlds most defiant child. Ava is a sweet kid when she need to be but, when there is no need and there is nothing she want’s nice and sweet go out the window. Ava screams in my face and runs from me when she knows I can't go after her. She waits until I sit down to feed her brother to jump off of the stairs, run out the front door in to the street, mess her pants and pull food either out of the refrigerator or the trash. And this is just my morning.
Now, it 's time to eat so, Ava takes this time to make her biggest messes. Food on the floor, in her hair, on her clothes and then when she decides she is done the plate hit’s the floor. I have to laugh while inside I feel like I have lost complete control and if I don’t laugh I am going to have a break down. At times I feel like I am going to implode.
Now comes the worst part of the day……… bed time. Some nights I put Ava into bed nine or ten times. I have to be honest and say that her behavior impart is my fault. I will blame some on her age but, the biggest part of why she is the way she is, is the lack of communication and team work between my husband. I need help before it's to late and I can't repair the damage that has been done. I am so scared that she is going to get hurt.
Ava came into this world screaming her head off and had figured out defiance by the time she could crawl. I was worried that there was something wrong with my little girl because when you would talk to her she would close her eyes real tight, so I asked her doctor and she said, "No there is nothing medically wrong with her. The only thing wrong was that she doesn't want to listen to you. Plain and simple she is being defiant. Good luck with that one!" And those words are burned into my memory and I think that I should have sought out help then!
So dose anybody else think that this is a simple case of the terrible two’s or do I have a real problem any comment with helpful advice or just words of encouragement would be great thank for reading!