Quoting Spoonful of Jayson:" I'm sorry you're going through that. Mine is the opposite! He's fine at home, in the car, and even the ... [snip!] ... 5 minutes we are somewhere, then he's a nightmare. I wish I knew what to tell you. Maybe it's just the age? My son is 3.5."
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" My daughter is an ANGEL in public. So polite and patient and well mannered. But once we are home, it's a whole different story"
Quoting ~ Boss Lady ~:" This happened to me all last week. I just sat down and cried and prayed (not in front of my daughter!) ... [snip!] ... her (many in public) but they are getting less and less frequent...hang in there mama because I've been there and its no fun "
Quoting dawn711:" Do you do any type of reward system...so she can see the results of doing what she is expected? Honestly ... [snip!] ... ready to do it with my toddler. She is the same way as your DD--great 99% of the time out...and pitches fits at home with me"
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" I'm a single momma. I don't get to delegate my responsibilities It sucks"
Quoting Spoonful of Jayson:" My son seems to respond the best to the least amount of emotion I show him. If I'm upset with him, I ... [snip!] ... from me so I am so angry that I can't even speak if I wanted to and he's trapped in his carseat so he has to endure my silence."This works for me too!! When my daughter melts, I get quiet and just look at her. Once she's back in her car seat, she will even have the nerve to ask me what's wrong?!?!?!?
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" I do. Having a good morning, a good day at the Y, and a good bus ride home can get her a small treat ... [snip!] ... on friday. I have everything laid out in a chart but "in the moment", she doesn't give a crap about rewards or punishments"
Quoting Brobee:" Maybe try a reward system with instant gratification. Get a bag of M&Ms (or whatever treat she likes ... [snip!] ... the day. For going potty (we still have issues with this), for being good, helping out. It seems to be working a lot better. "