My son just turned 2 and he has started the tantrums... any advice to get him to stop?

Jenn - posted on 08/26/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I need help trying to keep a cool head through tantrums and having my son get through the terrible twos.

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Na Ree - posted on 09/23/2009

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I have a book called The Happiest Toddler on the Block by Harvey Karp. He also wrote The Happiest Baby on the Block and has a DVD, and that saved my life when my daughter was born - it was truly magic! So I bought the toddler one, and it has worked just as wonderfully. It talks a lot about tantrums and how to communicate to your toddler when they are upset. My daughter hardly ever throws a tantrum (I think part of it is her personality but when she does throw a fit I use the tactics from the book and it's over very quickly). You can check it out your local library. There's also a DVD version of the book but I have never watched it.

Betty - posted on 09/22/2009

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I take my two year old to the end of the hallway and keep taking him back when he comes to me, while telling him that it is not right to scream and yell and kick and hit. At first it took about 30 minutes to get him to stop but now it is less than 5 minutes. It sounds terrible but the more attention you give them the worse the tantrum is, so I try my best to act like I can't hear him! Good Luck!

Vimpi - posted on 09/22/2009

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hello jenn....usually kids show tantrums in order to gain attention.....its because they are in this age bracket it would be difficult to make them understand that whats wrong and whats right....we just need to keep ourselves calm n make them always feel that they are always loved and wanted.I hope this might help you...

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