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Raye - posted on 01/19/2015
I agree with these ladies. Try to stay calm. Don't worry what others think. It's tempting to want to "fix" a tantrum and a natural desire to want your child to stop acting out. But sometimes, a child simply needs space. If talking doesn't work and you can't get them to focus on something else (distraction), try telling your child that you love her and that you're there if she needs you, but that you're going to give her some space now. She can come see you when she's all done and can behave herself.
Sarah - posted on 01/17/2015
The neighbors will understand. If you do not feed into her behavior and just carry on paying no attention to her, she will quit eventually. It may take awhile because you have taught her that if she scream for an hour, you will eventually pay attention to her. Let her scream herself to sleep if you have too. Stop worrying about the neighbors. If they confront you or call the cops, be honest. Your toddler is having a tantrum and you cannot force her to stop. Anyone that is a parent will understand.
Meagan - posted on 01/20/2015
Thanm you! Im having the same problem with my son that will be 3 in april. I give into the tantrums aswell, coz of neighbors. And coz where i come from kids shouldnt b left to cry. Parents r jus suppose to give in and stop the tantrum. Its frowned upon here in cape town,south africa. Hubby and i can handle yhe screams and tantrums, we can easily carry on with a convo, but then the neighbors or landlord would come out. Thanx once again for the advice.
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