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Kiddo asked to go to the beach this evening. I said no because we have a lot of things to do and I know a beach trip is never under an hour. I don鈥檛 have an hour to spare 馃槄馃槄馃槄馃槓馃槓馃槓馃槓

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Mamapolo201670-79, F
Communicating with kids is tricky. They tend to be literal. It's plausible she asked to go to the beach and you said, "I don't have time to go to the beach."

Well, she DID have time and you didn't actually say no.

I remember saying to my daughter, "Don't make me tell you again!" and her answer, "I didn't make you tell me the first time."
@Mamapolo2016 I see what you mean, but she was very aware of what I meant 馃槀 I said the initial no, then told her why we couldn鈥檛 go, then told her we could go tomorrow instead. I even made a suggestion for how else she could have fun where I could watch her. She just isn鈥檛 interested in listening to me 馃槄馃槄馃槄馃槄馃槶馃槶馃槶馃槶

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Mamapolo201670-79, F
@Raffiki I'm sure you've had the stranger danger talk.

This is important, as you clearly know.

My daughter was six - long past the terrible two's - when she started throwing tantrums.

I sat her down and informed her that henceforth, when she threw a tantrum, not only would she not get whatever the tantrum was about, she would not get the NEXT thing she asked for, either.

It took about a week before she sat ME down and said, "This tantrum thing isn't working out the way I thought." And tantrum season was over.

From what I understand, your daughter hasn't been parented much before you. It'll take some time. Patience. Love. Good sense. Consistency.

I think you have all those things in abundance.
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