Wendy - posted on 11/09/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )
My son is turning 2 in January and has recently started having temper tantrums. Sometimes it is very embarresing (like in the shops) and I really don't know how to deal with it. I've tried ignoring him and that sometimes works. But I get the feeling that he gets awfully frustated, expecially since we don't understand what it is about. He has only now started speaking and only one word at a time, so that makes it difficult to understand what the hell is going on. ANY advice will be appreciated. I do not believe in punishment through means of a hiding an such, but any advice that could help me control or minimize the tantrums (especially in public) will be appreciated! I doubt my own capabilites as a mother and this increases the stress levels on these occations...