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Mon Jun 4, 2018, 12:41 PM

19. We have one who is in the throws of the terrible twos living with us.

Because her parents apparently can't handle her and her six year old sister. We used to just babysit, but now it's full time. The older one was - and is - nothing like this.

After getting to the point she only had to concentrate on figuring out when she needed to go #2, she has now decided to stop being potty trained, and throws horrific tantrums every time her diapers need to get changed. She'd rather sit in a dirty diaper than get it changed.

She's turned into a runner, refusing to hold hands, sitting in a stroller, or being carried. Except for her daddy, who carries her everywhere whenever they have her. She gets into everything; we had to put heavy duty gates around the house to keep her out of the kitchen and the laundry/tool room and keep her in the rooms her grandfather can manage her during the day - and move anything that could damage her or get damaged by her in those rooms. Up out of her reach is near impossible. She climbs bookcases and pulls herself up to get on top of tables and countertops without stools or nearby chairs.

She also has an oral fixation. She's a biter. Everything has to go in her mouth - including the six-year old's homework, school projects and kitty's tails. Everything except a healthy meal, of course.

We can't wait until she grows out of this stage. Part of it can be traced through the difference between the way she acts with her parents and with everyone else (along with a developing younger sister syndrome and probably a feeling of abandonment now that helicopter mommy and "fun-time/play-time" daddy aren't around all the time), but she has always been stubborn and scary smart, even as an infant.

On edit - Sorry for hijacking your thread, but I just had to get this off my chest.
We go by the "never put anything on your plate larger than both your hands" rule at our home, and plan to keep to compostable paper plate insets to wicker "plates" and sippy cups until we see the girls able to handle plates and cups without dropping them.
One of our cats also acts as the "chicken and fish" hoover for leftovers, so whatever leftover food goes in the compost heap.

Haele

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