Friday, July 18, 2008

let me just vent a little bit

well we are really hitting the terrible two's right now, and i am really thinking my mind is lost forever. Embree is now just starting to scream 24/7 and it is seaming like nothing is working. Time outs are a no go unless I am out of the house and she can't see or hear me, spanking doesn't work because she only screams harder and longer. (not that we hit her hard) sending her to her room doesn't work either, I am running out of options and I am definitely going def in both ears (whats that Ehhhh?) she has the longest and highest pitched scream I have ever heard and her favorite place to scream is right in my ears. I am struggling to figure out what is going on she is not growing or teething and I feel like it is just a attention getter but boy it is a pain to live with. I ignore her, the bad thing is that when dad gets home he gives her what she wants and that makes her stop but it is not helping me to get her to stop when she can't have everything, and Jace wont stop because he says that he hates that screaming and that stops it. well help me anyone who can PLEASE I AM BEGGING YOU HELP ME!!!!


Lali Johnson said...

I wish I had some advice, but Aiden is kinda the same way. The one thing I tried with him that seemed to have good results was taking him to a corner, holding his head so his nose was in the corner, and standing behind him talking to him about why he's there. works for him.

Kyle and Tiffany said...

Wow, Jess! I am so sorry...all of those things I get to look forward to. I've watched "Supernanny" a little big, and the one thing Jo always says is that you have to be consistent. Just keep doing it over and over and over, and one day it will click. So if that means putting her on a "naughty chair" or whatever, that you just keep putting her back and back and back until she finally figures it out. It's probably easier said then done, and I wish you the best of luck! I'll be asking for advice from you in about a year. :)

Crystal said...

Oh man! I am so sorry too. It can get pretty stressful. Um, I use headphones and some good music to keep my stress levels in check and to keep me from caving in. Other than that, I read lots of books about it and just call my mother-in-law and mom a lot. :) I've found that time out is really effective for Audrey, and sometimes she just needs to be tossed into her room to cool off and then we can start over--she usually calms down right away, and if she doesn't it's because she's hungry or needs to play outside or get out of hte house or something else. As for Jace . . . I don't know what to tell you. Maybe he needs a time-out too. ;) I love you. Hang in there.