Janelle - posted on 10/18/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
Our nearly 2 year old is incredibly strong willed. She is advanced in her speech and understanding and is usually very reasonable. However, she's pretty OCD about some stuff, especially doing things all by herself, and sometimes something will set her off and she'll fly into a raging tantrum. Example: tonight she wanted to find her pillow downstairs, but DH found it upstairs. She blew up because she wanted to find it herself. We are sometimes able to defuse the tantrum before it starts, but if we can't there's no consoling her for 20-40 minutes. Any suggestions on how to handle these or diffuse her?