Kelsey - posted on 03/22/2016 ( 13 moms have responded )
My daughter has severe, violent temper tantrums. She's 18 months old and this has been going on for about 4 or 5 months. Just about anything will trigger them. She is one of the sweetest little girls you will meet, but when she doesn't get her way or is tired she will have a huge fit. I've tried everything I can think of and just can't get them to stop. She bangs her head on the floor. If I don't get to her in time or walk away during the tantrum she will bang her head hard enough to the point it will start bleeding. She often gives herself bruises and scars on her forehead. It's so bad that the same spot that gets hit on never gets a chance to fully heal. She will also scratch, pinch, hit, and bite me. She's moved to biting herself and often leaves marks. I can't just walk away as she will just continue her fit and cause herself serious harm. I have to pin her down, keep tossing her back on my bed, or just wrap my arms around her and swaddle her with my body. Her fits last anywhere between 30mins and 3hrs. Any ideas for my daughter?