Please help!

Melissa - posted on 07/21/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son has weaned himself at the age of 3 and 9 months and ever since this milestone, he's had severe temper tantrums when things don't go his way. I try to pick him up to soothe him, but he scratches, kicks, bites, hits and screams and generally takes it out on me. This makes me feel frustrated and I tell him that his behaviour is inappropriate, but his behaviour escalates and I start yelling. If I give him a time out in his room, he will throw things. What can I do to help myself and him to have emotional control? I will never hit my child, but I have felt like I wanted to and this scares me. Thanks in advance.

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Melissa - posted on 07/25/2012

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No, my son is talkative, affectionate, focused and playful, most of the time. This issue that I am having with him is probably due to self-weaning and the delayed process of having to learn to self-soothe or develop emotional control. I am just looking for techniques to help foster emotional control in him and me, and nip his tantrums in the bud.

Cherish - posted on 07/21/2012

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Hi,
Does he have any developmental "problems"?
Have you read the book "the explosive child"? It is very helpful regarding "temperamental" children and behaviors

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