threenager

threenager

slang A three-year-old child who displays the moody rebelliousness stereotypical of teenagers. Now that my daughter is a threenager, I have to deal with temper tantrums and meltdowns on an almost hourly basis.
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Those who can read between the lines have probably worked out that my wife and I had a few quibbles with the care of our two pre-school youngsters: a sevenmonth-old and a 'threenager'.
So a relaxing massage and an overnight stay for the hubby and I at Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa sounded like a much-needed break from arguing with our threenager (that's what comes after the terrible twos) about which colour socks she wants to wear.
He's a bit of a 'threenager' at the minute, which makes for some interesting times.
As a mega stroppy threenager Luke made bedtimes an interminable hell as we chased him round and round his room trying to coax him into his bed.
IF YOU'VE never danced to the Pup Pup Boogie, then you obviously don't have a pooch-obsessed threenager.
When a child turns 2 or 3, it is common for toddler tantrums, "terrible twos" and "threenagers" to emerge.
"The Real Mum's Guide to Surviving Parenthood" will prove to be an informative and applicable read for all parents, from expectant mothers to parents of teenagers as it deals with a broad range of concerns and issues including: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Miscarriage; The Newborn Stage; Postnatal Depression; The importance of friends for a new mother; Toddler terrors and 'threenagers'; Adjusting the family dynamic with the introduction of a new child; The primary school years; The secondary school transition.