2 1/2 year old temper tantrums!

Rachel - posted on 05/22/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I need some more ideas on how to break my 2 1/2 year old from throwing temper tantrums where she throws herself down and kicks and screams. She does not do this at home, as she knows she can't get away with it, however at daycare it is pretty much everyday atleast once. Ideas?

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Lori - posted on 05/22/2009

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Well I had to lay down the law with my four year old I explained to her that throwing a temper tantrum anywhere means she will get a spanking when she gets home I told my daycare I asked them every day for a week there were three spankings administered and then no more temper tantrums for the last 4 weeks. they just need to know the consequence still is in effect and will be consistantly applied if they think they can get away with a behavior in certain circumstance you will have no peace except at home. not fun for you and ultimately not fun for them because you will avoid taking them out in public..

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Camille - posted on 02/06/2014

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I am also having this problem with my 4 yr old. She is repeatedly throwing temper tantrums at daycare to the point we now have to pick her up everytime, she kicks, screams, throws things, take her shoes off and throws them, at nap time (she doesnt take naps anymore) instead of being quiet she will run around the room screaming, yelling, hitting other kids with her blanket, jumping on her cot. They have tried redirecting her, giving her things to do at nap time, talking to her, time out, etc. She does not do this at home as she knows she will get a spanking, she knows they cannot give her a spanking at daycare. They are at the point that they are getting ready to kick her out of daycare as she is being too disruptive in the class and bothers kids that need their naps at nap time. I'm at wits end. I have tried everything.

If she did this at home I would be able to tell them this worked for me or that worked for me but again she doesn't do this at home only at daycare.

Rachel - posted on 05/22/2009

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She doesn't do it at home because she knows if she does then she gets a spanking. The daycare will NOT administer spankings however. That is why I need to come up with something else to do. She has even hit her one teacher 2 times already! Her tantrums and not listening will go on for a week or so and then she will finally have a good day with no tantrums and being a big helper and I praise her so much and give her a prize and stickers and just make a big deal out of it but then the next day she's back to her old ways. That's why I need to come up with something else. I just don't get it.



Her sister did the same thing at 3 1/2 but it only lasted a couple of months. She would act the same way if she was told no and then would throw toys etc. I did the same things I'm trying with my youngest as I did with her and it worked for her and she is such a good little girl now. I know kids are completely different but it should be helping somewhat by now!

Lisa - posted on 05/22/2009

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When my daughter threw tantrums, I put her in the car and turned up the radio as loud as I could. Then I would holler "LOUDER< I CAN'T HEAR YOU!"
She only did it a few times because she realized that she wasn't going to scream louder than the radio and she was not bothering me. WHen they realize that you want them to get louder, It takes the power out of it for them and they become disinterested.

Kristi - posted on 05/22/2009

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best of luck is all I can tell you....when my daughter was 3 she threw a huge HUGE HUGE tantrum at Albertsons grocery store and 2 security guards and 2 cop cars showed up because I am a dark latina woman and my daughter is a blue eye blondy and they thought i was trying to kidnap her...since then we have ident a kid cards so i can easily prove that the screaming soprano is mine!!! thank goodness it goes away she is now 6 and a darling little girl ...so hang in there!!!

Sandra - posted on 05/22/2009

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However you would handle a tantrum at home have your daycare handle it the same way. Kids need consistency in the way they're disciplined, from all caretakers. So just have your daycare handle it the way you do at home and I'm pretty sure it won't happen as often.

Peggy Garcia - posted on 05/22/2009

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My daughter also throws tantrums when she can't figure something out for herself. She needs help but won't let us help. So I pick her up take her to her bedroom sit her on the bed and calm her down, basically a time out. Friends have told me to ignore them, but I can't it seems to go on forever!

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Carie - posted on 05/22/2009

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I don't understand, if this is at daycare what are they doing about it and why are you concerned if she doesn't do this at home?

Tekeira - posted on 05/22/2009

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Pivot! Learn to walk away. Children only do what they get attention for. Both you and the daycare need to learn how to walk away and praise the other children so that they know what good behavior is. It also encourages the other children not to repeat your child's behavior.

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Why is she getting away with it at daycare? Usually its the other way around... daycare good - home bad.

Cassandra - posted on 05/22/2009

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when my son used to do that i put up a star chat and took it to nursery within me and e and give it to his teachers and within in a couple of weeks he improved his beh

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