Tantrum Threes!

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I have always heard of the terrible twos and so I prepared myself.  The twos came and went and we didn’t really have any issues.  I patted myself on the back thinking I must have been doing all the right parenting things that I read about or we just lucked out and got an easy to manage child – this parenting thing was easy I thought at the time.  Then Ella turned three.  I recall clearly  how quickly things changed.  It was like she turned into another child.  Small things like what she was going to wear, when she was going to bed, what she was going to eat, when she was going to go potty etc. now became a “discussion” and sometimes a battle of the wills.  What happened to my agreeable and compliant child?  It was too good to be true I guess. (more…)

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