Hi, can you please do a private post and let me know once you have posted?
My two and a half year old has recently started having severe tantrums when she is overtired, she will kick, scratch and pull my hair. She only does this to me or occasionally my partner and it can get really upsetting. Also, at bedtime she has started to stall and it can take 2 to 3 hours each night for her to settle down. We have a good nightime routine of bath, story and milk. She is still on one nap a day now and I have considered dropping it but when she is tired she had her tantrums and i feel like it is a vicious circle.
We moved house around 2 months ago which may have unsettled her a bit but she loves her newhouse and its only up the road from where we lived previously so it shouldnt havr had a big impact on her. I’m at a loss what it could be but it is really worrying me, she will come and say sorry to me after and kiss where she has hurt me, i explain to her that it is not ok and she says ‘naughty girl’ about herself.
I work full time and am studying a degree for which i have a big deadline coming up and have a huge amount of work to do so am doing bedtime and then sitting down about 10 to start my work which isnt practical. Any advice would be appreciated.