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I have a darling 2.5 year old toddler, we have lots of fun and I love her with all my heart.
Sure we go through tantrums, that’s all part of life., she doesn’t sleep through the night and that’s part of our life too, I don’t mind cuddles in the middle of the night.
The last 2 days, she has started what I call arguing, I say yes, she says no, I say it is, she says it isn’taymy mum says it’s a stage, but oh my goodness I had never heard of this stage, I think this might be what they call the threenager period. I hope it isn’t a long phase lol


Posted by mum4107, 22nd June 2015


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  • i love the term threenager! very cleaver

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  • So love the terminology ‘threenager” very clever.
    Wishing you and your daughter all the very best. :-)

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  • I know this too well, my daughter didn’t start until after 3 but it lasted till just before she went to school. There were some spectacular tantrums then, never knew a little kid could be so violent! It was so frustrating, there were some days that she spent a lot of the day in time out. I constantly called my mum to vent, but it does get better. She is 9 now, still has tantrums, not often but when she does they are more sulking.


    • Agreed. My nine year old sulks more than throwing a tantrum these day.

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  • Oh yes, it’s not an easy time. You wonder what happened to your nice little baby! It does get better though, but the attitude changes.


    • You are so right about wondering what happened lol

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  • Love the threenager phraase! made me giggle! Kids are such boundary testers! I am a teacher and it drives me nuts some days!


    • Oh goodness. Yes I bet it drives you nuts sometimes lol

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  • It’s crazy how early they start to test boundaries! When I say no to something, My 10 month old smiles and crawls even faster. I’m not looking forward to the 2.5year old threenager stage:)

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  • I wish I was responsible for the name, but I saw it somewhere on Facebook.
    What my daughter is going through now, made me think this must be it lol.
    It’s improved today and not do constant , which is good


    • yes i had never heard the term until your post though :)

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  • lol you came up with a funny name for this stage

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  • I don’t think the arguing every ends.

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  • oh-oh its that testing my boundaries stage. Although we can share a laugh about it here I know how frustrating that can be I surely hope it passes by quick for you :)

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  • Oh the Threenager ..such a cute word to describe that stage. :)

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