Hello, I am the mother of a very bright and beautiful 2 1/2 year old. The last few days she seems to have changed into a different child. She is not sick but she has been very moody and reverting back to crying every time she doesn't get her way. She use to do very well with communicating. My question is, is this just a stage while they are two or am I doing something to encourage her to wein about everything. She is an only child right now but we are ttc. My mother is also part of my probem. She is a great mother and a great grandmother but she has a hard time saying no. She allows behavior that I do not and my daughter will go to her first if she needs something. I know that my mom is just trying to be a good grandma and giving her whatever she wants but it is becoming a problem. Every time we go to see my mom, my daughter screams when we leave and she acts sassy the rest of the day. I work for my parents company and so I see her almost every day. I was just wondering if there is any advice anyone can give me who have experienced these type of situations.
I can tell you that it is just a phase. 2.5 is a really really hard stage. I have friends with moms like yours and they will not change. You have to set the rules and standards for your own house. The whining does not stop for awhile. My DS just turned 3 and he whines a lot.
eta: things are at thier worst when he is sick or tired.
You are the mom and your rules need to be enforced. If your mom lets her get away with something in your presence that you don't agree with take over. If your authority as a parent gets eroded you will have more trouble. This will also be confusing for you child. Parents need to be a united front and that goes as well for others. Maybe your daughter is just starting to understand all of this now.