Arghhh my youngest is about to turn 2 and the terrible two’s hit about 6 months ago and it’s only getting worse! My eldest daughter has autism and while sometimes the girls are so loving towards each other they are fighting more and more. Biting, punching, kicking, pushing and pinching. It is driving me insane. No matter what I try the youngest one just does not stop trying to stir my eldest up. It is really starting to wear me out. I’m exhausted and my eldest keeps having meltdowns. Any one want to adopt a 2 year old for a year? Haha

Posted by Mandi2406, 6th September 2014

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  • Oh yes. I’m a Mum of 5 children & I totally agree that the ‘ terrible two’s ” is very true.


  • Wait till you hit terrible 4 ……..it will be double the terrible 2! :-) I feel for you.


  • Not sure I have any useful advice except that I understand! My 2 year old throws the most crazy tantrums- even in the middle of the night, if she doesn’t get what she wants! She stirs up her brother constantly, driving him to tears! Aaah! I always think of that nursery rhyme-
    ‘There was a little girl who a little curl right in the middle of her forehead.
    When she was good- she was very, very good…
    but when she was bad- she was horrid!’
    I’m sure it gets better and easier as time goes on….. I just try to ignore the tanties as much as possible and not give in to her unreasonably demands….hopefully she will get tired of it soon enough and move on…..
    Good luck!


  • great


  • terrible two’s does not just stop at two and my oldest pair fought like cat and dog whenever they got near each other as they got to high school but never had the problem while they were younger as that is when they liked each other….now my Grandaughter’s are a different story as they are very jealous of each other and are at each other for any little thing


  • Terrible twos, going through it now with two boys, just try to think its not going to last forever. While they are sleeping just have a good look at them and it helps you picture them being good little angels :)


  • I am going through a similar problem – I have twin girls that are 2 now – one is certainly in the “terrible” stage – tantrums in the shops, hitting her sister when she doesn’t give her something, throwing food and drinks. The other one isn’t quite at the terrible stage…yet. I am sure she will get there. I guess my only saving grace is that they aren’t being “terrible” together. Honestly my naughty corners are certainly getting a workout, as is my voice. I’m sick of hearing myself lol Hope it gets better for you…and me lol


  • Wow, it sounds so hard. I remember terrible twos. Just wait…..til they are fourteen! Then you’ll really be trying to give them away!


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