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My New Challenge – The Terrible Twos

Crying EdisonMy sweet little baby has changed. He now says “no” to almost all my requests. He hits. He bites. He throws tantrum. He screams. I guess I’ve stepped into another stage of development called the Terrible Twos.

Terrible twos – this phrase can send shivers down our spines. Just hearing these two words can bring flashbacks of toddlers screaming and throwing tantrums to parents who have experienced them before.

I’m feeling completely lost and clueless now. He drives me up the wall over and over again. I lost my calmness and I spanked him twice this week. As a result, he wailed even louder.

Phew! I need to relax and rediscover the joy of parenting.

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10 Comments

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    Samantha
    April 22, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    it is indeed tricky to handle this situation. take a deep breathe. i find it easily to tackle when we can control out emotions/temper. when we get angry, the child tend to cry more. at the moment, reasoning and offering alternatives help in the case for maegan. is edison eating well? i saw ur note in my blog.

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      Emily
      April 22, 2009 at 5:55 PM

      He is currently on food strike… Dunno what’s wrong with him… haiz.. *headache!*

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    Samantha
    April 23, 2009 at 9:39 AM

    does he has his meals on his own or with you guys on the same dining table? we used to serve maegan her meals an hour before ours. now we take the same table, found it helpful in improving her interest in food.

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      Emily
      April 23, 2009 at 4:43 PM

      We tried all means – from the dining table to living hall to the garden… nothing works…

      My MIL is determined to feed him, but he is just too stubborn… sigh…

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    Samantha
    April 24, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    i can fully understd. “fighting” with a child on food strike… TOUGH!!
    hw abt new recipes? chunkier food option? maegan tend to refuse soft food now, she prefer to chew more now.
    Hope its just a passing phase for Edison.

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      Emily
      April 24, 2009 at 10:46 AM

      We tried all sorts of food, but to no avail.. he just spit them out… luckily, he is still drinking milk.. otherwise, I will have to send him to the doctor…

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    Irene
    April 24, 2009 at 10:56 AM

    I guess it’s just a phrase only so dun worry too much. Jerald was on food strike some time ago. He tends to puke out his food & play some more. He prefer his milk & can ask u for more even though he just drank not long ago…

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      Emily
      April 24, 2009 at 11:02 AM

      Hi Irene,
      Thanks for your concern. Hopefully his food strike will end soon. It’s been almost one week, I can’t see his bulging milk tummy anymore….

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    Mico
    April 28, 2009 at 9:40 AM

    Hi,

    It’s the same for my lil missy(19 months old). she refuses solid. but she loves her milk. but we still try to get her to eat more solid(rice/porride/noddles). really headache when come to feeding her. got to chase her sometimes.

    I think it’s one of the stages we have to go through cos most toddler of this age seems to behave similarly. But of course, there are some very cooperative eat anything the care giver gives.

    Just bear with it, i guess.

    Mico

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      Emily
      April 28, 2009 at 5:45 PM

      Hi Mico,
      This mealtime battle has been on-going for me. I was quite fed-up sometimes. I don’t know what’s the best that I can do. Luckily, I have a very good mother-in-law who is always there to help me and guide me.

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