A monster in babies clothing

Melissa - posted on 09/11/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My older kids were never like this so i feel at a loss as what to do with Evie. She is a monster lol I say that with love. She doesn't listen at all! She hears you and she knows she isn't suppose to do it but she just waits til you turn around and then does it anyway. she climbs on everything, over the couch and into the window sill on the kitchen counters and so on.... she has a temper and BIG one. She gets mad and puts her hands out in front of her and screams NO No NO, or she goes dead weight on you ( and if you are holding her hand i worry you'll pull her arm out of the socket )and falls to the ground gets really loud and sometimes even smacks her head on the ground, yesterday she did this outside in the drive way and has a bruise and scratch on her forehead. I have done all the things that I did with my other kids asked friends and family for advice but nothing works I am at my wits end HELP!

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Pamela - posted on 11/30/2009

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I have a climber ( well now I have two) so we made rules they have things they can climb and things they can't. it seems to have worked and for Christmas they are both getting a climbing frame. I am lucky to say most of the time he does not have a temper but sometimes he does and does that dead weight thing I ignore him.

A few weeks ago for about 3 weeks he was horrible I was crying and crying ( I rang my mum sobbing what am I going to do I really don't like him at the moment) now he seems to have turned a corner and honestly all I can say is that I spent more one of one time with him and I praised him for everything positive he did and ignore the negative but like the other said removed him from danger.. We also used the naughty spot but Im guessing you tried that already. I hope for both your sakes its doesn't last long. Good luck and just remember your not alone

Julie - posted on 11/30/2009

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I have a little boy who is also a climber and like to run on the furniture(he has no fear).. But has a very bad temper and use to bang his head a lot of anything..the best thing i can tell you is they wont hurt themselves as they'll stop if they do. I now just step over him and walk into another room..i still make sure i can see him . But he gets over the tantrum so much quicker since i starter ignoring him. Hope it helps Julie

Louise - posted on 11/22/2009

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I have one of those. She knows you are talking to her but she just ignores us. She gets so frustrated and I am beginning to think it is just that she knows what she wants but can't always execute it and so gets mad. I try to ignore but I have a 5 month old and she is very clever and picks her time - i.e when I am feeding him to really play up. So sorry no advice really just wanted to let you know that I feel your pain;)

Robin - posted on 11/22/2009

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Mine is also very tough to handle he is the youngest of 3 boys and boy he is, by far he is the worst of all three he doesn't listen, he is so stubborn, he climbs on eveything and everyone, and he will just walk up to anyone and haul off and hit them, what I have found to work is just to make him sit when he is acting that way and not let him up until he stops.

D - posted on 09/15/2009

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This is tough! My little one has a heafty temper too, but it sounds like yours has us beat! I have heard that the best thing (for the tantrums) is to remove them from harms way and ignore it the best you can~ the less reaction they get the less they rage. This is hard when in public~it can feel quite tense and embarrasing. Ours is also a HUGE climber ( has climbed up shelves since 6-7mths...no exaggeration! couldn't walk quite yet, but climbed!0 I don't know what to sat there as I haven't found a way yet to curb her yet. I walk into the room and find her in the middle of the kitchen table playing. Good luck!

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