Christine - posted on 04/12/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )
What is your oppinion on this?
My baby girl throws a fit over every little thing. Now if you catch her before she gets "really interested" in something she is playing with and knows she shouldn't be then she throws an even bigger tantrum.
However, any little thing, you walk away from her after feeding/changing her. You set her down after playing with her. You start to make her dinner..I mean every little thing she throws a fit with.
If she has something she shouldn't have and you ask her politely "Can I please have that?" and you hold your hand out to take the item she will scream and throw it on the floor. (ps3 controller, remote things that can break which stings a little bit)
What do you suggest when these sort of things happen? I try to ignore it but sometimes she over exagerates it and will go on for a good 10-15 minutes with the screaming and fussing. (even at times will throw her self on the floor and bump her head on the hardwood.)
Ive tried preoccupying her, I've tried time outs.
I do NOT want to be one of those mothers that goes into a store with a enraged child who screams at the top of her lungs every time she doesn't get her way. Im sorry but its embarrassing and a bit ridiculous. (No offense to those mothers who have that issue, but I have socializing issues, being looked at by the entire store all because my child is screaming and I cant stop it would embarrass me. - Im a realist)
I also recently separated from her Father who had two other children living with us. They threw fits on a constant basis and were old enough to understand the difference between right and wrong. They would hit each other and scream and cry etc. The first time my daughter hit me I automatically knew they were being a bad influence. Could this be what caused it? How would i reverse the affect they had on her? (they were demon spawns)