Anything I can do?

Paula - posted on 05/07/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My 16 month old has a tempor and when he gets mad he head butts the floor or the wall, is there anythign i can do to stop this or will he just grow out of it like everyone else tells me?

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Stephanie - posted on 05/08/2009

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Our son use to do that and personally we put him in his bed. He can slam all he wants on his soft mattress. This way he usually lays down for a bit until he stops crying and gets up more calm.

Stephanie - posted on 05/08/2009

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Our son use to do that and personally we put him in his bed. He can slam all he wants on his soft mattress. This way he usually lays down for a bit until he stops crying and gets up more calm.

Joslin - posted on 05/07/2009

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I would just say stick to your guns. However you choose to deal with it. If he throws a fit because you tell him no and then you give in, it will only make it worse. If you choose to put him in time out or something along those lines make sure you're consistant and the same if you choose to ignore the behavior; be consistant.



My son (18 mo) will throw fits like that at the babysitter's house because she'll give him whatever he wants to get him to calm down. He doesn't throw fits like that at home because he knows it won't work at home. So, they're old enough to understand.

GaBbie - posted on 05/07/2009

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He will probably grow out of it, but as a mother who went through the same thing.. what i did was try to redirect his attention to something else. If he got mad because i would say no to something, instead of saying no.. i would say yes to something else. (Eg. if he wanted to jump on the bed, instead of saying no.. i would put on music and dance with him on the floor..) I tried to let him grow out of it.. but it lasted a while. Also, some children will learn that this temper tantrum will lead to attention or a desired outcome and it could become a permanent way for him to deal with certain situations.

Paula - posted on 05/07/2009

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yea i guess...its usually just when hes mad, i've told him no or he wants somethignhe can't have...hopin he grows out of it

Sara - posted on 05/07/2009

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I think it is something he will have to grow out of it. You may be able to help if you notice why... like if it happens after he can't do something... help him do it or find something else for him to do... Things like that..



My daughter currently pulls her own hair out and she does it when I tell her no and she is overtired

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