how can u stop a 4 yr old frm tantruming?
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Robyn - posted on 11/20/2008
I have a five year old girl and a two year old girl both are of different nature and both have different needs so iI just asses the sitution and either place them on the time out chairs or not give them attention soon enough they will work it out that mums are soft but no push overs so best of luck to you and try not to be so hard on yourself as it is just the they express themselves as they don't have the words to tell you what is wrong yet.
Stacia - posted on 11/20/2008
When my daughter was 4 she would throw fits that the nieghbors could hear.
As long as she was not hurting others, herself or breaking things we ignored her.
She would stop when she got her frustration out.
It usualy lasted no longer than 5 minutes.
I would hold a book in my hand pretending to read or go in to the kitchen and do dishes( I could still see her).
When she was calm I would talk with her about what made her angry.
Some times it was something we could work out, usualy a misunderstanding, and other times it was just something that she was going to have to accept that no matter what she was not going to get her way.
Hope this helps
Donna - posted on 11/20/2008
I agree with Janis, my 5yr old daughter and 3 yr old son have tried pushing the boundries alot, but just stick with it and you should soon have a bit more control. just remember that your the adult. good luck.
Janis - posted on 11/19/2008
Each kid is different and responds differently I have a 5 year old and I use different things for different situations. One I walk away I dont let her get the attention that shes looking for. If she continues I give her a time out 3 minutes on the step, if she gets up I continue to put her back on the step (very frustrating but it does work if you stick with it). I also take something away like a favorite toy or no tv for a certain amount of time. I hope this helps.