TEMPER!!!!

Amber - posted on 02/22/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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My 13 month old will throw a fit over EVERYTHING! I mean everything! I have been letting her cry and freak out till she is done then I go and Tell her what she did and why she can't do it.. Is that the wrong way?!!

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Jackie - posted on 03/01/2010

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I have noticed the random screaming has gotten worse over the last week.....drives me up the wall....I just tell her its unacceptable and ignore...but really hoping it sinks in sooner rather than later! One of us may not make it to the other side of the terrible two's at this point, lol.

Ginette - posted on 02/28/2010

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I'm glad to hear other Mom's are experiencing this. My 15.5 month old has been having mini-tantrums for a while. Mostly when she doesn't get her way. Haven't tried the time-out thing though. I might have to start. It's so hard to keep your cool or ignore them when they're screaming. But at least I know that other Mom's are going thought the same thing. I wasn't really expecting to have to deal with this until closer to the terrible two's.

Amy - posted on 02/27/2010

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I am having the same problem, my 14month daughter has recently started throwen tantrums and even screaming when she doesnt get her own way. I either give her time out in her play pen upstairs until she calms or ignore her. nothing is really working for me at the minute but im sure if i keep going it will eventually sink in

Jamie - posted on 02/26/2010

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My first child did NOT do this and terrible twos were even relatively calm. Her younger sister Haley, however, has been throwing tantrums since she was EIGHT months old! I can't imagine what the TWOs will be like! Just wanted to say I sympathize!

Laura - posted on 02/25/2010

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My 14 month old arches his back and screams when I have to change his diaper or his sister takes a toy away. I always make sure I follow through with changing the diaper or changing his clothes and then ignore him. The one thing I don't do is give him attention. His tantrums have gotten much milder since doing this.

Heather - posted on 02/25/2010

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he only goes for 1 minute as per his age. I do agree with that. and it seems to get the message across to just calm down.

Jackie - posted on 02/24/2010

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Elizabeth, I hvae recently started trying to do the same with teaching simple gestures until she can communicate better b/c I agree...it def. has alot to do wtih frustration over not being able to express themselves. It seems to be helping a little...but def. slow going

Elizabeth - posted on 02/23/2010

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thank to a friend with a 2 year old i know it get better when they can say more word.



The tantrum is them trying to tell us something but haven't got any other way of telling you, just like crying when there were not mobile/coordinated.



I'm trying to teach words like bad and ouchy or a simple gester. The faster they can express themselves the sooner they'll get over the tandrum stage.

Charlotte - posted on 02/23/2010

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app time out is supposed to be 1 minute for every year of their age but the placing over my knee on hee tummy seems to be working but will defo try time out and an explanation as soon as i feel she can understand what im telling her

Jackie - posted on 02/23/2010

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Yup, my 14 mo old does the exact same thing. She likes to flop around like a fish out of water while screaming her head off for a few minutes. I make sure the flopping won't but her in a dangerous situation, and just ignore her. Of course do make sure the diaper and food thing isn't an issue...but I don't typically check DURING the tantrum unless I really think thats it...but Kaylee usually just complains about that, doesn't go into full blown tantrum mode. Tantrums are usually more just b/c she isn't getting her way, and I wont' play into it b/c theres alot of stuff that isnt' going to go her way.

Heather, agreed they are not too young for time outs. Granted a long time out might b ea bit to much, but they certainly can grasp the idea of short ones.

Charlotte - posted on 02/22/2010

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im trying aswell but to no avail ive now turned to distraction by putting her tummy down across my knee in which she still has her tantrum but gets no visual contact or verbal and then when shes quiet i say have you finished hoping that no attention will stop them but ne help would be great.

Sarah - posted on 02/22/2010

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My son does the same thing. If you try to take him away from something he is not suppose to have, he goes limp & lets out a giant squel. Or sometimes he will pick things up and throw them around or hit them off the floor if he is getting frustrated. I just ignore him most of the time, praying that he will grow out of it, lol!

Heather - posted on 02/22/2010

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I think its called BEING A TODDLER. It will only gets worse as the terrible twos hit. We have actually had to do time out. And i dont like being told he is too young for it becuase when we put him there to cool off he totally knows why he is there and immediately stops the bad behavior.

Sandra - posted on 02/22/2010

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I have the same problem. I just check to make sure her diaper is fine and that she isnt hungry or thirsty. If there is nothing wrong i let her cry. She is 14 months old. Sometimes she will get down and roll on the floor and i just ignore her. I will pick her up or talk to her when she is done also. Good luck

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