I am at a loss with my three year old

I know this is probably most three year old’s but I have been struggling with mine for over a month. She has been beyond moody, ruthless, stubborn and hard headed. It is a battle with her about EVERYTHING. When I say everything, I literally mean everything.

Dinner time

She will demand food all day and if she doesn’t get what she wants, she throws a huge tantrum. She says she’s hungry all the time but when it’s dinner time, she wants nothing to do with it, even if it’s food she loves. Las night was one of the worst nights. I didn’t let her snack all day like she wanted so she should of been hungry by dinner but she refused to eat more than one bite. My mom even tried to get her to eat by hand feeding her and she just spit it out and screamed no. After multiple attempts of trying to get her to eat, I gave up and stuck her in time out for not listening and being rude to everyone, which lead to a meltdown.


Every single night is a battle with getting her to lay down, no matter how tired she is. She tells me things like, “I can’t sleep!”, “I don’t like my bed!”, I’m scared of my bed” ( even though she is not) or she’ll just say straight NO to me. Last night was one of the worst nights ever because of the melt down over dinner. She would not stay in her bed. She kept jumping on her bed, throwing things, yelled at me, screamed, told me she didn’t like me, and just refused to lay down. This lasted for about 2 hours and got to the point where I had to just ignore her because anything I did or say was not working.

Not getting her way

Oh boy, if she doesn’t get her way when she wants it, the world has ended. She screams and stomps her feet and tells me that it isn’t fair while crossing her arms (This she picked up from someone else’s kid a while back.-_-).
There is absolutely no reasoning with her. If it’s not her way when she wants, her whole day is ruined.

Her favorite things to tell me lately

  • I don’t like you
  • You’re mean
  • No way Jose
  • Too bad, so sad
  • Want me to pinch you?
  • No no no no

Everyone keeps telling me that the way she’s acting is a three year old thing and that she’ll grow out of it, but I keep thinking, what if she doesn’t? What if I am stuck with this as a teenager?! Lord help me. I need all positive thoughts and wine sent my way for this child.

Any of you mama’s going through the same thing? Please tell me I am not the only one losing my sanity!

5 responses to “I am at a loss with my three year old”

  1. sundaymorningwithsandy.com Avatar

    All I hear from my grandchildren is Why? Why? Why? and now every sentence or thought has “poopy” in it.

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    1. I hear why to everything. Literally every little thing. Lol

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  2. Life as The Lonsdales Avatar
    Life as The Lonsdales

    If I find one I’ll let you know! 😂

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  3. Life as The Lonsdales Avatar
    Life as The Lonsdales

    Going through a horrible phase (phase? Well I’m hoping it’s a phase anyway!) with my son at the moment! He only turned 3 a week ago and since then it just seems like he shouts and screams all the time if he doesn’t get his own way, tantrums have been taken to a whole new level and I feel like I’m losing the will to live sometimes. I wish I had some advice for you but I really do think it is an age thing. Sending you all the wine, mama!!

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    1. Oh Lord, sounds like you need some peace too!! Isn’t there like a toddler boot camp or something? 😂

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