any1 else experiencing terrible two-like bahavior?

Heather - posted on 11/02/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My son is pleasant for the most part, but when he doesnt like something he throws tantrums. He lays on the ground and kicks his feet like a toddler!!! its crazy, and really frustrating. He also is beginning to not like bath time and wants to stand in the tub. He understands no and when me and his daddy say it he looks at us and laughs. He also has started to hit!!! It is taking atoll on us because we cant punish him because he is too little to understand what he is doing is wrong or dangerous!! Just was wondering if any1 elses little one were entering into toddler behavior yet!

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Emily - posted on 11/08/2009

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Wow, my 11 month old is doing the same things. She has decided that shrieking at the top of her lungs when she wants something is very fun. So, for example, if we don't get her food to her fast enough we are subjected to perhaps the worst noise I've ever heard coming out of such a small creature. She's fine and cute and happy and then whoa, step back - a demon has taken over. I have tried to read every book and ask every person possible on how to get her to stop, but nothing seems to work. I think I can't wait until she can talk and tell me what's wrong, but I'm sure parents with talking kids would laugh at my naivete. I agree with you Natasha that it's just a phase - but man I'd love it to be over now.

Natasha - posted on 11/08/2009

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Quoting Kala:

ok has ne one had ppl in walmart threating to call cps cause ur child is screaming like u beat em. yestureday i was at the store and chayton grabed something off the shelf i put it back aand he started screaming. i had three pll tell me that they we going to report me. that was really fun.


 



I had a similar incident last week. My son was throwing his usual trantrum cause he was in his pram at the shop, but wanted to be carried around, which was impossible. I had 2 ladies come out of a cafe and give me the dirtiest looks. One came up to me and tried to pat him (which made him scream loader) and then tell me he would be dehydrated now and I should give hima  drink, as he was very stressed. I was too furious to speak, as he was only crying cause I told him 'no' topciking him up and carrying him.



These trantrums are really frustrating, as I go from a confident mother to a wreck in moments. I have no idea what else to do. I don't want to give in to his screaming, just to please the public, as this only reinforces his behaviour. I hope it does not last too long this phase.

Natasha - posted on 11/08/2009

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We are having major screaming trantrums. He has tears out his eyes and he goes all rigid and screams and grunts, all with a red face. This behaviour is when we are about to feed him, or when he wants to be picked up. I have no idea what his problem is, as he is well fed and looked after. We have to say 'NO' in our stern voices and walk away until he stops screaming. This has helped a little, but he is very resistant. Not sure what else to do really.

Sara - posted on 11/07/2009

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My son is doing the exact same thing! It is very frustrating. When he throws his tantrums I just try to ignore him so he knows I will not give in to that kind of behavior. I hope this phase will pass so maybe the terrible two's will be a breeze! I do feel much better knowing that other mom's are going through the same thing with their kids at this age. Hang in there! :)

Lydia - posted on 11/06/2009

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Really? I'll give them the police phone number and tell them to go ahead. Isnt wasting police time an offence in itself?

Heather - posted on 11/06/2009

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o wow no i havent had that yet and im looking forward to it if it ever were to happen. nosy people need to mind their own businesses

Kala - posted on 11/06/2009

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ok has ne one had ppl in walmart threating to call cps cause ur child is screaming like u beat em. yestureday i was at the store and chayton grabed something off the shelf i put it back aand he started screaming. i had three pll tell me that they we going to report me. that was really fun.

Candie - posted on 11/05/2009

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I felt like such a bad mom because my 10 month old was pitching fits. I thought mine was the only one. As soon as you tell her no or take something from her that she's not supposed to have she lays her head on the floor and starts to cry. I just walk away and go about my business as soon as she realizes it doesn't bother me and she's not going to get what she wants she quits.

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I am with you 100%, my little girl decided that biting is the thing to do when frustrated. Her daddy took the computer away so she couldn't touch it, she yelled and then bit his leg!!! I couldn't believe it. Last night she got so frustrated because I would not give her food and she bit her own hand. She will yell and scream just to get her way. So I can relate on the terrible two actions!

Lydia - posted on 11/04/2009

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Our bub has been having tantrums from a couple of months of age. Most of the time it stems from the same source as it does for a 2yo - frustration. She understands no too but sometimes decides that we might not be serious.



You can punish them - how else are they to learn when they have done something wrong? It can be as simple as growling no and removing either them or the item that they arent allowed. For the hitting I would try holding their hands firmly, looking them in the eye and growling no. If they continue hitting you walk away from them or put them somewhere they are unable to move from and step away from them. Try different things - eventually you will find something that works - but be consistant so that they learn what behaviour is rewarded and what behaviour is punished.

Mindy - posted on 11/03/2009

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My daughter does the same things your son is doing..shes just about 11 months old now, and once she turned 10 months, o boy lol..when we tell her no she starts wailing around and screaming or smacking the floor..shes smacked my hubby and i across the face many many times when shes mad, throws temper tantruns on her back kicking the floor...she even throws toys and pushes or kicks them out of the way when shes mad....the little piece of work even goes back at us when we point at her now saying no no no..when she do that..shell point right back at us and say toe toe toe haha..toe is how she says no lol

Kala - posted on 11/02/2009

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sounds like u have my sons twin lol yes chayton has these moments too and as a new mother i have my break down moments too. so dont feel bad ur not alone.

Chelsie - posted on 11/02/2009

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my son throws fits too.... if you tell him no he laughs or crys and if you give him anything while he is throwing a fit he throws it... i just let him throw his fit and if he does anything that could cause him to get hurt i put him in his playpen... then he cant get into anything... i really dont know what to do with him

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