Kristina - posted on 04/25/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
First, let me paint a picture of Samantha (our 20 month old). She will put a pair of shoes or socks on and then want to take them off immediately. If she can't get them off, she throws a tantrum (screams, hits, throws herself on the floor, and hits herself.) She does know what time out is and if we pop her on the behind she knows she is in trouble, but how to I get it to stop? I am praying all the time for patience and understanding. When she is happy (which is rare) she can light up a room, but when she is mad, RUN and hide!! I started letting her get the tantrum out and after she gets out her frusturation, I show her how to do whatever it is got upset about. I just don't want her to hurt herself or her 4 year old sister. Any ideas???