I have a 2year old with a Temper from HELL!!!

Angel - posted on 04/01/2013 ( 6 moms have responded )

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We recently moved with his father to a different state, so he's not in daycare and i'm not working. From the moment he wakes up in the morning he hits me with all of his 155 million requests. I try to fulfill the first few after I get him to potty because i'm trying to train him, after that the entire time he's awake he wants to be held or sitting in my lap, it is very difficult because i'm also a full time student and he slams things, throws things does any and everything to get me to pick him up. He's actually screaming and crying right now. Somehow he climbed out of his crib and crawled right into my lap. I'm afraid to even start him in a new daycare because he may throw these fits there! some days I just want to give up!!!! His dad doesnt understand why when he comes home i'm just quiet. Its causing us to not even really speak. His parenting tactics are to yell and frankly i've heard enough yelling....i dont know what else to do. people say dont pick him up you will spoil him, i think we're a little bit late on that one. Maybe its the new environment im not sure, he's always been a bit of a whiner. HELLLP

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/02/2013

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See? I knew you could handle it ;-)

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/02/2013

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calm is the key here, Angel! Good job, and good luck

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/01/2013

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Ok, new environment, coupled with yes, you may be a bit late on the redirection.

Patience is a good thing! It's going to take calm redirection, and basically retraining your toddler to get into a new routine where he doesn't feel the need to have you hold him 24/7. When fits are thrown, gently (but FIRMLY) place him in his time out area, and continue to reinforce that. When he's whiny, don't give in until he can ask/act properly. When he screams, same deal.

It's not going to be the easiest thing in the world, but won't be the hardest, either...after all, he's still VERY trainable!

Good luck

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Angel - posted on 04/02/2013

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Yes it is KEY! that and persistence!!! :) he is so sweet today and being very good!!!! ;) success!!!! ;)

Angel - posted on 04/01/2013

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Thanks Shawnn!!!! I read a few related posts and tried that as I made this post and it really did work. I remained calm and put him in his timeout spot and he screamed like a little girl the first two times and the last time he got out of his spot somehow and came up to me and sat beside me like I asked! His dinner was ready and he still tried me and asked for every snack but dinner I ignored it telling him no but he can sit down and eat and he eventually sat down and ate all of his food and has been very polite since!!!! I must say this has been one of the better days since we relocated! Guessing I should keep this up for awhile before I try a daycare!!! ;) thanks!

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