Toddler behavioural trouble

Vidya - posted on 08/06/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My kid is just 2 years and 8 months........he is a very sensitive kid but at times it becomes very difficult when he throws tantrums........He goes to a nursery......he used to enjoy colouring but of late he just dislikes and throws the crayon.......The trouble is how do I understand what my child is feeling or why is he suddenly becoming stubborn.......I dont force him but still there are times when i tend to loose my cool............I wounld like to understand my kid better............I am firm about certain things that i want him to do but at the same time i try my level best to see that i dont be strict with him............i just wish i am able to manage his tantrums.......Please help

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Ev - posted on 08/07/2013

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Try active ignoring them. If they think you are not watching or showing interest in their want for attention or to get their way, they will stop. It takes time but it will stop.

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Ev - posted on 08/08/2013

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Vidya-You need to have a sit down chat with dad and the grandparents and tell them that it does not help when they pick him up, hug him, and coddle him when he has a fit when he does not get his way. They are enabling this behavior by doing those things making him think its okay and he is also getting what he wants. He wants that attention, any kind he can get. Instead of coddling him, he needs to sit in time out anyway and when he continues to cry, he needs to be told he won't get up until he stops crying. THat is all he needs to hear. AS for the rest of those hugging him and giving in, they need to stop.

Vidya - posted on 08/08/2013

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Thank u very much Evelyn.........But honestly i have tried few times to ignore....it hasnt worked coz he has his grandparents who would interven or his father.....at the end i would look like a fool..his tantrums are for things like he would want to hit the glass i cant encourage him for that......and he would start howling and some one would come just lift him and hug him instead of making him understand why u r not supposed to hit on the glass.........as u say probably i need to be more patient it might take some time .......Thanx a lot

Telzey - posted on 08/07/2013

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Tantrums! i know all about how frustrating they can be my 3 year old daughter has out of control tantrums and i'm still trying to find away to deal with them. I have tried everything i did with my first child when he started throwing tantrums but still nothing works.

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