Stacey - posted on 09/10/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
Need some help or insight about my 2 y/o daughter. Her twin brother is a very mellow boy with no behavior concerns or problems. She has many frequent (over 20) tantrums every day and some for ridiculous reasons. If a toy falls of the table- its a tantrum, if her hat falls off- its a trantrum, if she can't get a puzzle peice in quick enough- tantrum, if we don't leave for the park within 30 seconds- another tantrum. I can understand the ones she throws when she is told no and when she doesn't get her way but I am at my wits end. Her speech is good and shows no other areas of concern. Dad and myself have tried everything over the past year ( time-out, grounding her in her room, ignoring it, yelling, positive reinforcement, even spanking) and she only keeps getting worse. She sometimes will head bang and most tantrums start with her throwing herself to the floor. Each one will last 5-10 minutes. These are making any family outing difficult not to mention embarrsing. Please help.
Tired and weary....