Need advice on toddler tantrums

Jenny - posted on 05/23/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 3 year old son almost always wakes up from an afternoon nap super cranky. Sometimes it can take 30 minutes to calm him down. He doesn't want me to hold him and he won't explain what it is that he wants. He just wakes up and goes into full out screaming and crying. This happens 9 times out of 10. He is developmentally behind and is still learning how to use his words, but these tantrums are so much more than that because I know he knows how to at least show me what he wants-he just refuses to do so. Any advice on how to stop these tantrums from happening or at least shorten their duration would be greatly appreciated. So far the only things I have tried are letting him cry it out and putting him in a 5 minute time out. So far these two things have only worked about 25% of the time.

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If your son is waking up from a nap screaming. I have found out that my son when he woke up crying , it was coming from him not sleeping long enough. He was still tired. If your son is doing tantrums all the time. The only thing that I can tell you of what my grandmother did to my sister. MY sister constantly threw herself into tantrums and my mom would constantly try to get her to stop and she just wouldn't stop. Well my sister did it around my grandmother and wouldn't stop. SO my grandmother went and got a cold rag and threw it on her face. After doing that a couple of times after having a tantrum, my sister stopped and wouldn't do it again. Maybe this will help.Alot of times when a child is throwing a tantrum, they are testing you to see what you are going to do. Good luck

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If your son is waking up from a nap screaming. I have found out that my son when he woke up crying , it was coming from him not sleeping long enough. He was still tired. If your son is doing tantrums all the time. The only thing that I can tell you of what my grandmother did to my sister. MY sister constantly threw herself into tantrums and my mom would constantly try to get her to stop and she just wouldn't stop. Well my sister did it around my grandmother and wouldn't stop. SO my grandmother went and got a cold rag and threw it on her face. After doing that a couple of times after having a tantrum, my sister stopped and wouldn't do it again. Maybe this will help.Alot of times when a child is throwing a tantrum, they are testing you to see what you are going to do. Good luck

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