Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Jola | 2008/08/07



I dont know were to go any more. My girl is 2 years old she'  s a very busy little body. I dont know what to do because what ever I will do or say she'  s just ignors me. Let say I ask her to come and dress in the mornings she will always say: no mommy I will ask her to sit in the bath and not stand she will say: no mommy. For ever and a day I can repeat myself and I try to speak nicely to her and sometime shout at her (most of the time when I cannot cope with the chalenge) or even give her a smack when is just to much and than I feel so guilty because that was'  nt what I want to to do or say. I dont know how I can convince her to do what is requaire. She cannot just do what she want'  s to all the time in my mind there is a time for playing as to eat bath and change the nappies. What would you recommend for us as a solution for this constat problem. This carries on for ever????????????Should I just go and see a psyhologist?? Please help am desperet and very down!

Expert's Reply



You really do seem to be very stressed out about your daughter's behaviour. She does seem extremely difficult and while this may simply be a phase she is going through her behaviour is very unusual for such a young child. Her behaviour in fact fits the pattern of a condition called 'Oppositional defiant disorder' or ODD although she is very young for this diagnosis. She should be seen by a child psychologist.

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