Any idea when my 8 year old will stop having tantrums??

Stacy - posted on 02/28/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My soon to be 8 year old still has nasty tantrums. He screams, cries, breaks things, kicks stuff....if he doesn't get his way when his mind is made up.

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Cathrine - posted on 08/23/2012

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I have the same problem with my soon to be 8 year old son, ive tried every technic in the book from saying no firmly, taking stuff away, sending him to his room to cool off, and even spanking all things result to him screaming that he hates me and that i'm a mean mummy, just this morning he woke up in a bad mood screamed at me i dont want to go to school and even tho i calmly said to him i'm sorry you feel that way but you need to go to school he started throwing a tantrum and kept asking why im such a mean mummy, ive tried the let him handle it and settle down himself approach like they say its best not to try and deal with someone having an outburst I ignore his constant i hate you your mean i dont love yous everytime my little darling doesnt get his own way and that results to him screaming your not listening to me, ive tried sitting down with him to give him a chance to talk about whats really bothering him but all i get from him is i dont know or i forgot

Gerri - posted on 02/28/2009

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We put a stop at 6-1/2 by taking big things.  Like b-day parties and dinners out.  No supper.   Making them pay for damages with money they have.  Anything that gets him to understand that this behavior is his responsibility and that the results are his consequences.  When my DD had to paint her bedroom door, that was the end.

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Renee - posted on 02/14/2013

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I see this post was back in 2012, but I have an 8 year old that does the same thing. Did you ever resolve his issues. Thanks!

Stacy - posted on 03/01/2009

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His tantrums can be pretty bad......he even hits himself, he even broke a bed frame having one. He gets a haze over his eyes and it is like he doesn't even respond when I talk to him.  No matter what I take away he still has them. Usually about one a week now, before it was all the time.

Amber - posted on 02/28/2009

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I tell my 3 year old "when you are through throwing that fit, then come and tell me what you want". It seems to work, because she comes to me and tells me, "I'm done crying now"

April - posted on 02/28/2009

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my eight year old daughter still throws them too. I had to drag her (literally) out of church, kicking and screaming (literally) when we got home she sat in a chair for over an hour until she calmed down, then she had to copy the 1st commandment many times, then do 4 chores (my choice) I told her if she has that much energy to scream and carry on, she could put the energy to good use. She doesnt break anything, but its not much fun to listen to. I will try ignoring her.

Amber - posted on 02/28/2009

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I have a 3, 11, and 12 year old. The two older kids don't seem to throw tantrums but, I'm sure  they will start it again when they hit teenager years. LOL! I think they stopped about 9 though. Sorry, I think all kids are different.

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I have done the throwing a fake tamtrum to and it worked for me that and just ignoring them and say what did you say something?

Joanne - posted on 02/28/2009

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he may respond if you ignore his tantrum, or you could through one too. i did this once or twice was a shock to my boy and he was soo embarrassed he never did it again.
cant beleive i did it.

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