Savannah - posted on 08/04/2009 ( 60 moms have responded )
My son is a year old and he is a tremendous temper! It is just unbelievable! He spent the vast majority of his first year of life very ill and he was very sweet and mellow during this time. After a weeklong hospital stay at 8 months old he was finally cured and ever since then he has become more and more unmanageable!!
It is not that he's spoiled, because he is typically a very easy child. Happy-go-lucky and independant. But his temper! Oh my goodness! He will scream in fury, which I don't really worry about. What I worry about is the fact that he throws himself around. If he's sitting up he will throw himself backwards and half the time with hit something as he goes down. Or if there is something in front of him he will slam his head into it. Table, wall, couch, you name it.
If you pick him up he will twist his body and throw himself backwards. I have actually dropped him twice now. Luckily he was just barely up off the floor so he was not hurt at all but what if he were to do that and I was standing up all the way or on a hard floor?
What do I do? How do I get him to stop? Time outs don't work because he will beat his head against everything.
He has no developmental challenges that I am aware of but this is a little scary. He could seriously injure himself!