Nicole - posted on 08/13/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
My 3 year old daughter has been aggressive since she was one. It got better when she learned to talk but now has awful tantrums when told no, kicking, hitting, slapping, head butting. I've tried leaving her in a 'safe' place until she calms down but she lunges after me and wraps herself around me. I've tried holding her. I feel like I've tried everything. I know tantrums are normal for this age but also have an 8 mo. old son I need to take care of. Since he gets upset when she does I often let him scream while I'm trying to calm her down. I've also experienced many bruises(recently bruised ribs) from her tantrums. Any suggestions? Despite her being so much smaller than me I have a very hard time controlling her and often end up going into another room(if I can) and screaming because I just don't know what to do. The only thing that seems to calm her down is giving in but I refuse to do that because then she isn't going to learn.The tantrums last for about 45 mins to an hr. I often feel like a SuperNanny episode except that Joe isn't there to tell me how to handle it! If anything has worked for you please share!