Morgan - posted on 03/18/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
My three and a half year old son who is typically a good natured, happy kid has recently began throwing temper tantrums. Usually, they occur during times when he wants to do something and I tell him no or it's time to leave. At this point he becomes very angry and aggressive. He says no, runs from me, laughs, and kicks and screams as I end up carrying him away. I have tried to take things away such as no television, v motion, snacks, etc. He has lost these things for days at a time and does not seem to care. I talk to him and try to calm him when I sense a tantrum coming on and also after the tantrum. He always seems to understand that what he did was wrong but the next time a similar situation arises, he seems to forget completely about what his consequence was the last time. I am at wits end! I feel like a terrible mother whose child hates her and am in desperate need of advice! Please help!!