Our youngest, can be the sweetest little girl. She is the one that tells me, "I don't want to wear that mom, because people will tell me I'm cute." But what turns that little princess into a screaming, hitting, double barreled, kicking machine?
Yes this cute one.Does she need a good-old-fashioned-warm rear end?
Ever since I've been reading up on children who come with unknown histories, I've heard the thing about "food every two hours" even if mom isn't hungry yet.
So I started checking the clock when my child changes into and "irascible child" and whatyano?
It's been at least two hours or she only ate Ramen noodles for the last meal.
changing before your eyes....well not really but there is a warning thereThey tell me protein is the ticket, but burgers at 10 AM? My budget isn't going to handle that.
I've started giving her a teaspoon full of peanut butter. Most of the time I either call her from the scene of the screaming accusations of "you're rude" and say "Shekinah, I have something for you." Plop her on a chair and in it goes.
Now sometimes it is my ears that are being assaulted by "you're rude" so then I might need to calm my face first and haul the 30-some pounder out to the kitchen and plop her on a chair. " I think you need to calm down, here's some peanut butter."
Occasionally she will turn her head and refuse, so I lay the spoon beside her and turn my back and do what ever needs doing at the sink.
So Far...she has never refused it completely. I try not to view it as a punishment, more like....see if this will help you calm down.
The change is almost instant! Often she will say "mommy, I love you" or "I'm sorry."
Or you will just see the nice little girl has come back and she is relaxed.
So please let me know-- if you try it, what are the results. I know of one other mom that does it, but her girls were old enough to go for the peanut butter jar themselves and I never thought to administer it TO my child.
Note: Now of course you will be an attentive mama and not leave your child to choke on a mouthful of peanut butter! My children seem to handle it just fine, but you know your child.