when to terrible 3s stop??

Angele - posted on 05/07/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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i was wondering with moms with older children...when do boys strat listening to you and stop pulling insane tantrums!!

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Barb - posted on 05/08/2011

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hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahhaahahahahaha

sorry, first reaction.

When there are consequences for their inappropriate behavior and when us, the parents, teach them how to deal appropriately with their emotions, including identifying them.

And i'm laughing because i think i'm still teaching my husband this and he's 54.

Tah - posted on 05/07/2011

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Well my oldest is 14...so I'll let you know..the tantrums just stop being them sprawled on the floor, they learn to do them standing up...

Constance - posted on 05/07/2011

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They are suppost to stop? LOL In some ways they never stop but it does change through the years. If he is still kicking and screaming giive him a quiet place to be calm. Not really a punishment just a place where hecan sit down and be by himself so he can calm down. But on the really bad days and your frustration level is maxed out. get on the floor right next to him and kick and scream too. One he will stop and look at you like you are crazy. It probaly will make you laugh but will also release some of your stress without diectly yelling at him. Sometimes it works so well they won't throw another fit like that because you took the attention tey wanted.

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Bonnie - posted on 05/08/2011

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Ok now talking aeriously, I was told around the age of 5 or 6, but then it starts again at around the preteen years, so 11 or so.

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Boys.... I don't know yet since my boy IS 3.

Girls.... 4 or 5, but then the 'lovely' attitude that they've picked up from the kids at school starts. Still wondering if that ever ends.... ;)

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