Tantrums!! What to do about late talkers and tantrums?? Help!!

Sonjha - posted on 03/27/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son is almost 3 and doesn't say a word...He understands everything I say to him or ask him...He makes alot of sounds and it seems like he's trying to talk. I've looked into Einstein Syndrome and that seems to be what he has. He's in no way Autistic as he doesn't have any of the symptoms he's just not talking. However, he has horrible tantrums. When told no he'll scream and throw himself on the floor kicking and flailing about. I can't seem to get him under control. When I try to discipline him nothing seems to work. I've tried all forms of discipline it seems, and nothing seems to have a purchase on him. Please if anyone has any advice or things that I could try it would be very much appreciated.

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Sharon - posted on 09/29/2011

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I hope this posting is not to late, I have a 2 year old daughter that is delay in speech. I have enrolled her in baby sign Language, she is focus on what signing she is using instead of going into a tantrum because she can't say what she wants. I don't see what discipline would do to help the situtation but get both parties upset. There is webs site you can go to for baby sign language. I hope this helps.

Rosalind - posted on 08/19/2011

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we have had the same issue /w our 2 1/2 yr old son he has lots of words but when trying to have a conversation like tell us something or asking for an item he gets very frustrated when we can not get the words out or we dont understand him. He gets angery! & screams & cries until he almost throws up & usually falls asleep in the end. We started to ignore him when it happens but we usually stand our ground. I dont believe it needs disapline hes just very frustrated he will grow out of it especially when he is talking regularly.

Emma - posted on 11/25/2010

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Your son sounds just like mine, I walk away he gets over it and we move on, But he hates being told No

Anna Marie - posted on 04/01/2010

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My son also has really bad tantrums and throws himself on the floor and screams and cries. I have found that walking away does help sometimes. I ususally tell him that when he is ready to be reasonable that I will be there for him and when he is finished having his fit he usually comes to me for a hug and then we are good. Some times it works other times he just has to scream it out and then he can move on to the next thing. From reading about Einstein Syndrome kids they are VERY stubborn and strong willed, I know my little Julian is extremely strong willed. I also think that part of it is the age to they are still testing the limits and seeing what we will let them get away with.

Jackie - posted on 03/29/2010

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I found walking away worked best for my son. When he calmed down I would nicely explain to him that its difficult enough to talk with him when he isn't having a fit that I can NOT do it during a fit. As his speech improves I promise the fits will also. But you need to ignore them and not give into them. You don't want him thinking they have power. Unfortantly its difficult to be your maturity when you don't have the commuication skills to show just how smart you are. My sons tubes have been in for almost a year and believe me there is a huge difference in him since he has been able to speak properly! Give it time mom and remember its hard when you can't talk and/or hear properly!

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