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Friday, May 06, 2011

i wish i was joking...

I debated about writing this post and sharing this news, but at the end of the day, this blog is all about Hadlea and what she is up to! Would it be fair to leave out the meanest time in her life so far!? Ha!

All joking aside, I am one very upset and embarrassed momma! Hadlea is in a... 'stage'. {or I am praying very hard it is a stage} All of the kids in her daycare class have turned two and moved up to another class. Hadlea is the last one left and now with 4 new kids. I think this has completely rocked her lil' world! She is in to telling us 'NO' about everything she doesn't want to do. And when she gets in trouble for misbehaving, she will set and tell us 'NO' for the next few minutes. Funny at first... not so much now! Her new stage has brought this 'NO' business and biting! Yes... I said BITING!

See example A:
 And example B: {and no, these are NOT the same paper! TWO days in a row!}

I think this is the hardest part of my parenting journey so far! I can discipline the NO's at home, but she does not bite at home. Only at daycare. I cannot tell you how sick to my stomach I have been over this the last couple of days. I don't want her to be the problem child at daycare, or the one that the teacher's don't want to watch! I have been up to the daycare twice now talking to her teachers, and they assure me it is a phase and it happens with lots of kids. But why doesn't that make me feel any better?! Is it sad to say I would almost rather her be the one getting bit!?

So any advice from you all out there would be greatly appreciated! And please, don't let this keep Hadlea from hanging out with your babies! I promise I will watch her extra close! :) {a-hem... Allison. I promise she will not bite Fin! :) }

I have joked for some time that God made Hadlea so cute because He knew she would be mean! I wish I would have been joking...


Allison Craig said...

Oh Heather! First Finley def still wants to play with Hadlea! I know she is a sweet baby! I have a few friends with older kids who bit a few school friends. One got a book called, we bite apples, but not our friends. I really think they just don't know how to express themselves verbally. Finley does some hitting sometimes (to me) when she gets mad. It starts out as an excited thing, then when I tell her no hitting, she does it more...and hits harder. We have spent a fair amount in time out lately :) It's tough, because they are still babies in a way too! Hang in there! I thought baby stages were challenging... the tough part is raising them and teaching them right from wrong-ha! Really hope we get this play date soon! Can't wait

Becky said...

I have no advice as Brinley has not hit this stage yet, and I am in no way prepared for her to be there either! I hope that you can find somthing that works for you.

Erin said...

OH no.. not a bitter.. Alex was never a bitter and I truly hope Avin is not but the girl I nanny was a BIG TIME bitter. We where at the park one day and she just randomly bit a girl. I was so embarrassed and had no idea what to do. It is a stage I promise and she will get over it. Just make sure you are punishing her and talking to her about it. Taking away favorite toys and if you do it soap in the mouth / time outs. It is so hard to punish our sweet little girls but man sometimes they need it.

Poor thing.. hopefully she will start using her words more and the bitting will stop :)

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