i need help with my little girl with temper tantrums

Emily - posted on 04/10/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )




my little girl is three and is having tempertantrums in the shops when she dosent get wat she wants she also runs around the shop she is normaly well behaved its only recently happening and we dont know wat to do to stop them


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Emily - posted on 04/17/2011




thanx everyone we will try these good points that you have raised and see wat happens

Jodi - posted on 04/11/2011




Keep her busy. Give her a responsibility. I used to have my kids get things from the shelves for me to put in the trolley. It kept them busy, and I never really had any problems. If they threw a tantrum, just pretty much did what Elizabeth said. There was only one time that it didn't work, and I dumped my trolley, picked my son up and went home and put him in time out. He was so in shock that he never did it again.

Stifler's - posted on 04/11/2011




does she sit in the trolley? coz i would sit here in there with a snack for the duration of the shopping. lol.

Ethel - posted on 04/11/2011




sometime my son does tat it means u r not givin her as much affection tat she want.it not a bad thing just they like lots more of attention the older they get

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I 100% agree with Elizabeth, although my daughter has just begun this sort of behaviour and is 22 months. I remove her from the situation and talk with her, reiterate what my expectations are and reminder that she will have better responses from people if she is polite and says please rather than screaming and crying for what she wants. I reminder her also to use her words to express how she feels even though her vocabulary is limited.

Elizabeth - posted on 04/11/2011




You've heard of the terrible two's right? Well ...it isn't accurate for most children...it should terrible 3's.

I say that because it seems to be at age 3 that they start exerting their own will power and truly testing your patience.

Ignore the tantrums and don't ever ever ever ..let her know that you are embarassed..just continue on your way and they will stop. I am always sure to compliment my children when they are displaying good behaviour so they continue. I also point out children who are not behaving so they can see what it looks like when they are misbehaving. The same when they misbehave..I show them someone who is behaving and usually it stops right away.

Removing her from the situation may also help..If I am at my witts end in frustration I will take the child to the bathroom stand them on the counter so we are eye to eye and have a stern talking to about how disappointed I am in their behaviour and tell them what I expect. It seems that the combination of removal and talking completely ends the problem.

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