My 2 year old daughter won't have anything to do with me
My 2 year old little girl won't speak to me, won't play with me and won't even take presents from me. It has been going on now for just over a two months and it's breaking my heart!
She is a complete Daddy's girl which I don't have a problems with at all but she jut won't come to me for anything. One example is that I bought her a new teddy yesterday which I knew she'd love and she just turned her nose up at it. I left it on the sofa for a couple of hours and she paid absolutely no attention to it whatsoever. In the end I picked it up and calmly told my husband I was going to take it back and exchange it for something else. At that point she burst into tears and saying "No no no no". I tried to give it to her again and she turned to her dad instead. He took it and gave it to her and she wrapped her arms around it.
I have tried everything from ignoring the stroppy behavour, getting my hubby to completely back off to even buying her sweets (which work a little but I cant do that every day) in the hope that she will notice that she has 2 parents but absolutely nothing works.
It's breaking my heart but I just don't know what to do. Does anyone have any suggestions at all??????
Re: My 2 year old daughter won't have anything to do with me
You must find out why. Children ALWAYS have a reason for what they do. She must be angry with you, upset about something, and needing to let you know in big way.
Once you find why she is feeling this way, you must validate her feeling, show her that you understand, apologize if needed and heal whatever caused her upset with you. Just know, there is always a valid reason. She is doing the best she can. If you want to learn ways to understand her read, Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, or even take a phone session with the author. She is fabulous.