My almost three-year-old daughter has entered a new phase when she is not feeling well. Her behavior degenerates to literally crying and whining about everything. She dropped her juice. Crying. She bumped her knee. Crying. A piece of scrambled egg fell on the floor. Gushing of tears.

I'm not really sure what is an appropriate response. Right now we're just comforting her because she's obviously sick and uncomfortable and I can't see myself putting a kid with a low-grade fever in time out. But sometimes it's obvious that she's just being bad and knows it.

Is there a right way to handle this situation? We would never tolerate this if she wasn't sick...

asked 28 Mar '11, 02:54

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Our two year old daughter behaves the same way when she is sick. When she is more tearful and emotional we just let it slide. We provide appropriate amount of comfort, let her know we understand she's not feeling well and try to distract her with something else.

If she is purposely rude, and disobediant then we tend to give her time outs as usual.


answered 28 Mar '11, 15:11

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