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Help, My Four-Year-Old is Broken!

Ok, so tell me this. How come I heard so much about the terrible two’s and then the Threenager stage but why has no one ever mentioned the four-year-old to me, eh?! The last two stages were nothing compared to what we have hit right now and I don’t think I am exaggerating when I say my four-year-old is broken!

Is anyone else’s child around this age happy one minute, having a meltdown the next, then angry, then storming off to their bedroom, crying, then suddenly happy again? Continue reading “Help, My Four-Year-Old is Broken!”

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Yes, I May Moan, But I Wouldn’t Change A Thing!

 

Yes, I may moan, but I wouldn’t change a thing…

 

I may moan about the serious lack of sleep, why at three he still doesn’t feel the need to sleep through the night I still can’t quite fathom out. I may moan about the mess he makes again and again and I definitely moan when his strops escalate over the smallest of issues but I have a secret to tell you Continue reading “Yes, I May Moan, But I Wouldn’t Change A Thing!”

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The Dawn of the Threenager

I had previously heard of the term ‘Threenager’ (a three year old who acts out as a teenager) but assumed that it was simply an extension of the toddler stage and wouldn’t upheave my life any more than his previous ‘toddlerdom‘ behaviour already had done. Last week I was proven wrong… Very wrong!

After witnessing a brand new attitude, repeatedly being told that certain things were  Continue reading “The Dawn of the Threenager”

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Are parents to blame for stroppy kids?

It seems to be more and more common to hear and see children throwing strops in public and it has certainly come up for discussion and debate quite a lot lately within the news and on social media; with opinions split on whether it’s the parents Continue reading “Are parents to blame for stroppy kids?”