I guess I should start out by saying I'm a single mom to a very bright 2 1/2 year old. We've recently moved into a new apartment with my boyfriend who she refers to as dad though he's not her biological dad, but he loves her like his own.
Lately I feel like anything I say to her goes in one ear and out the other. I can tell her "no" a thousand times, threaten her with time outs and other various things. I can tell her not to do something till I'm blue in the face and still she does it anyway.
We've gotten to the point where we put her in 2-4 minute timeouts in her room with the door shut where she'll proceed to scream and cry, which breaks my heart. At the same time I'm at a loss as to what to do. I feel like everyday its a battle to just simply get her to listen
We're working on potty training as well and that was going good for awhile until recently when she decided to start going in her pants and using the "iI forgot" line when I asked her, "Why didn't you tell mommy you had to go potty?".
I would really appreciate some help/tips or even ideas on the whole discipline issue as well as the potty training because right now I feel as if she and I are just going round and round on a never ending cycle. Nothing is working!