Toddler Temper Tantrums

Jessie - posted on 05/16/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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How do you get a 15 month old to stop or at least curb his temper tantrums? It's getting to be a several times a day ordeal.

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Lyndsay - posted on 06/25/2009

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Just ignore him. My son briefly went through this... he would throw his toy or whatever he was playing with and just start screaming, he'd throw anything I tried to soothe him with and smack me if I tried to comfort him physically. So eventually I was just like, I'm not putting up with this. I would go sit down and turn on the TV and let him rage on for a couple of minutes. Once he realized he wasn't getting the attention he just stopped, and now he doesn't even throw tantrums.



Also.. I just finished a placement at an elementary school with an 8 year old girl who had major behavioural problems. I found that planned ignoring worked well with her too.

Marcy - posted on 06/11/2009

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Maybe tell him when you will pick him up something like "Mommy's back is hurting so let's hold hands until we get to (pick a spot) and then we can decide together if we should keep walking or if you need me to pick you up.". You can also try and make a game out of it with him (not sure how much he understands)....my son didn't walk at all until he was 15 months old...I feel your pain. Every once in awhile now he will say "Mommy, carry me" and he is like a giant sack of potatoes.

Jessie - posted on 05/19/2009

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I think the main issue is I am trying to get him to walk on his own (holding my hand) more and he would rather be carried. He's getting too big for me to lug around, I have back problems. That and he gets tired and doesn't want to give up.

Jessica - posted on 05/17/2009

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It sounds like a communication issue if it is several time a day. Try being patient and giving him options to try and figure out what he wants. If he is in the middle of a fit, make sure he is in a space where he can not hurt himself and let him throw the fit. He gets just as frustrated as you, and this is the only way he knows how to let it out.

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