looking for some input from other parents here. As always anyones comments are welcome though.
So the oldest just turned 3 and is very much so into the terrible stage. She knows what she is not supposed to do and seems to have fun doing it. I feel like i am constantly having to just tell her "no","dont do that", "are you supposed to play with those?", ect. she also makes herself scream, says she wants to listen after being asked to repeatedly and ultimately placed into a timeout for not doing so when asked.
-An example "dont jump on the couch please Sophie." we may ask her several times to listen and not to continue jumping only to be met with "I dont want to listen" to which the ultimate reply is "OK then were going to have a little timeout" to which she starts to scream and tantrum outn "I WANT TO LISTEN" to which we reply "ok thank you" and she takes some time to cool off.
She does throw some truly spectacular tantrums.
Thats not the relationship that i want with my little girl but at the same time i really feel that i (read we) need to be consistent with her on what is ok and what is not.
I feel like im loosing my mind here a bit.
Aly thinks i am being too harsh with having to tell her something is wrong every 5 minutes it seems, but ONLY EVER tell her no or whatever when she is doing something that is against the known house rules. While I think that Aly needs to join me with being more consistent in what is ok and what is not.
Have i gone mad with power or something? I feel like i cannot allow her to just go on as if any word aly and i say to her means nothing and she can carry on.