Terrible 3 year old tantrums

Tina - posted on 10/22/2008 ( 9 moms have responded )

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HELP...any advice for controlling terrible terrble 3 year old boys?

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Crystal - posted on 12/10/2008

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I agree with Sarah. i did pretty much the same with my son and it did wonders. i also had him do this in public. I walked calmly out of the store and back to my car, i put him in his carseat and let him do it in the car, while i stood infront of his window, so he was not alone.when he was done i got in and drive home and on the way we had our little chat. he hasn't done it since. when he starts with his attitude i look at him ever so calmly and ask who's the boss? he replies mommy and daddy the boss. then i ask who's going to win? and he replies you are. it is all a matter of them understanding who the top dog is so to speak and keeping it that way. you don't need to be mean about it sometimes they need a friendly reminder. Good luck

Sarah - posted on 12/05/2008

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i know that when my son was going through this phase not too long ago, i let him know that I was boss and what i said goes. He didn't like it at first but I would send him to his room for about 5 minutes or so or I would make a designated time-out spot and when I would tell him to go to that spot and sit there, he knew that I meant it and he knew not to get up until I told him too and when it was over, I would have a calm but stern talk to him about why he did what he did and why he shouldn't throw tantrums like that. The important thing is to be firm and not give in eventually the tantrum's will stop

Deanna - posted on 11/06/2008

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i also use the outting them in their room. however my little boy is pretty stuborn and his fits are usually about toys so in that case i will also take the toy away for the rest of the day. soon he relizes that throwing a tantrum means he losses out. well hope that helped.

Corina - posted on 11/03/2008

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i have found out that it is easiest if you put them in there room and let them sit and dont pay attention to them if they scream and yell, as a mother you want to comfort them, but dont let them throw there attitude. reward them when they are done. and tell them if they stop then you gat a treat and so on

Emma - posted on 11/03/2008

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Believe me, it comes with boys. With my son when I rewarded his bad behavior it just kept comming by the truckloads. But when I rewarded his good behavior and payed little attention to his bad behavior I was remarkable results. And he wanted to be good more often than not. Good luck from one mother to another!

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sending my son to his room didn't phase him. My son has ADHD and my Dr advised me to hold him on my lap for one minute of each year he was. 3 yrs = 3 minutes. It was horrible for the first month or two if I remember correctly, but he learned that it is not all right to throw tantrums and other behaviors. I wish we could do that with 13 yr old boys though!

Julie - posted on 10/24/2008

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Hi there. Not really sure what to say but I know when My almost 3 year old play's up it because he is bored. Do you play alot with him. If not maybe some fun games or if he is really naughty send him to his room for 5 mins. I do that with Callum and he hates going to his room. It works all the time. He is really only naughty when he is board or tired and ready for bed. Best of luck!!

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