Elizabeth - posted on 09/01/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
I have a 21 month year old son. He is my first. My husband and I provide him with a loving and wonderful environment. I'm a stay at home mom, and my husband is a loving and hands-on dad. That being said, my once very happy and sweet baby has turned into an angry and frustrated little boy. I understand that tantrums are very common at this age, but I would like to know what you do to handle these tantrums? I do not believe in spanking, so that's not an option. Lately, he loves to stomp his feet, cry, kick, and the occasional thrown object. What I've done so far is to pull him away from the situation so he could calm down, or ignore him all together.
If anyone has any other suggestions, I would love to hear them. He isn't verbally communicating yet, so it's hard to understand why he gets so upset. Thanks for the help!