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