18 month old temper tantrums

Naomi - posted on 05/27/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My goodness, my 18 month old has started having temper tantrums. He throws himself on the ground if he doesn't get what he wants. We let him cry and not give in but are there any other ideas on how to deal with this. There are times when he will be screaming and crying for 10 minutes.

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Alisha - posted on 06/02/2011

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yeah same with my 18 mnth old, bujt she gets so bad sometimes that we have to give in, because she will throw her self on the floor kick and scream and you try and help her up and tells you NO! it's freaking horrible my almost 3 year old was never this bad im glade its just not my daugther i jujst thought she got her temper from her dad she has been having a temper since she was able to walk which was at 10 months once she figured out that if she was able to get what she wants for most of the time by throwing a fit it has just gotten worst than ever.

Leigh - posted on 05/28/2011

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So does mine!! I think they are starting the terrible 2s early. I let mine scream/cry for 5 or so minutes. Usually by then he realizes he is not getting what he wants and gives up. If he keeps going I go over and pick him up, give him his stuffed bunny and sit with him on the couch for a minute or two to help him calm down. The times he has trouble calming down are usually close to meal time or bed time, so I think they last extra long b/c he is hungry/tired.
All I can say is that I know your (ear) pain. My son is definately strong willed. It could be a long next 2 years.

Leah - posted on 06/01/2011

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Oh the joys of tantrums... My little girl has them quite regularly. Basically any time she is not allowed to do something she wants to, go some where, play with something she wants. Lately it is happening more and more. I miss the days of my happy smiling girl :( I do believe it is a stage though and it too as they all have shall pass.

Jody - posted on 05/31/2011

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i have a 18 month old son that does have a tantrum problem, he throws himself on the floor if he carnt do something or get his own way, and stands there and screams at you, at one stage he was hitting us, bu soon put a stop to that, they say that its terrible twos that the tantrums start but in our case i think they started at 1 year old

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Janelle - posted on 06/05/2011

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my son just turned 18 months and boy does he scream!
he screams, hits us, throw things and throws himself. He can be very scary to us. But we have to work through it. Just stay firm. Some day he will grow out of it.

Deanna - posted on 06/02/2011

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My little girl is 19months 2morro, and if she cant get what she wants then she will throw herself to the ground and kick and scream! we have introduced a naughty corner and we send her there to calm down for 2mins..i find that this helps!! but all kids r different x

Naomi - posted on 06/01/2011

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This is just a shock since our other kids never had these tantrums...it's kind of amusing. Thanks all!

Nikki - posted on 06/01/2011

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my little lady is also 18 months old and has tantrums. i leave her to scream when she has finished i give her a cuddle

Nichole - posted on 05/31/2011

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My son is 18n months old too, and he just started getting angry when he cant get his way. He doesnt exactly "throw" himself on the ground, but he stops what hes doing and cries, and screams! so if i can i usually stop what im doing and tell him "no hun you cant have that..." or whatever goes along with the situation and i try to avert his attention and jus keep telling him i love him.

Kelly - posted on 05/30/2011

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My daughter is getting in to the same tantrum phase too. she has 2 older brothers that have taught her so much about how to throw an effective tantrum.... I just do my best to ignore her while she is tantruming and if it lasts longer than what im willing to put up with I bring her to her room (if we are home of corse) and let her finish it out which usually ends in a nap on the floor. you just have to be consistant and not give in. another way I get her to stop is by re directing and offering a snack/juice or activity for her to take her mind off of whatever it is shes whining about. we have all been there so just know your not alone. we all hear/feel your pain. Good Luck!!

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