13 months old and already showing signs of the "terrible two's"

Dayna - posted on 05/05/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son is my world so please don't take this is as a complaint session.
I want other mom's advise besides my own and my mother in law's..........

My son is almost 14 months old- he uses some sign language (and no he's not hearing impared) to communicate. While he is a sponge and learns most things quickly and will try to mimic most everything we say or do, he has picked up this act of screaming or throwing a tantrum when he doesn't get his way or is scolded for a wrong. I am not done trying things to correct this but I just wanted to know if this is normal or if anyone else has been there. Any constructive advise would be nice!

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Dayna - posted on 05/05/2009

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I did forget to mention that he throws his food too, but his biggest thing is the throwing himself on the floor or acting out with a tantrum! Those two actions fuel my fire even more to work harder at correcting or attempting to correct this "typical" behavior.



Well it's a relief to know I'm not alone and that others are going thru the same thing!

Hang in there- I'll try to keep posting any news/changes.

:)

Jennifer - posted on 05/05/2009

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WOW...it's like I'm reading a post I already wrote. I was just going to look for advice on how to handle this. My son is almost 13 months old and he has been testing the boundaries a lot lately. Repeatedly going back to something we've already told him no, throwing himself on the floor when we do tell him no, etc. The biggest thing he does which I am not sure how to break is he throws his food on the floor. I guess it comes with the territory of little boys. Good luck!

Antonia - posted on 05/05/2009

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This is completely normal! My son is the same age and is starting the EXACT same thing :) He even had a go at me last night for taking a biscuit away from him-- hitting out, pushing and he even tried to bite me, none of which he has done before!!

Cooper also comunicates through pointing, and grunting although he is starting to try and mimic words.

I guess the best thing you can do is stand for what you want to happen: If he is chucking a paddy because he is not getting his way, too bad. Never give in!!! At the moment our tantrums last all of a minute, if that, and I have not given in to him either I think that is the biggest mistake anyone can do. And let him see that his tantrums dont get him any attention, even negative att. as he will keep on going if he does.

Good luck with your little fella :)

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