3 Solutions For Toddler Bedtime Tantrums........................

Melissa - posted on 06/26/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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HEY OTHER MOMMIES OUT THERE I GOT THIS AS AN EMAIL & THOUGHT I SHOULD SHARE IT WITH YALL. IF YOUR HAVING PROBLEMS WITH TODDLER BEDTIME TANTRUMS THEN I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU.



I've got some great toddler sleep tips to share with you in a sec... but first a quick announcement!



For months, I've been getting requests to create a

resource specifically for parents of toddlers.



And I'm excited to say, it's finally done!



http://www.parentinghq.com/GetToddlerToS...



The new book is called "Toddler Sleep Secrets."



It's jam-packed with 42 no-fail strategies for teaching

your toddler to go to sleep and STAY asleep all night

long!



Everything in this book is SPECIFIC for kids aged one

to three, and we cover all the biggest questions and

solutions that parents need to know.



For example...



=> What to do when your toddler wakes up too early

in the morning



=> The #1 secret for helping your toddler overcome

his fear of the dark



=> How to deal with separation anxiety, nightmares,

and night terrors



And a LOT more.



Here's the link to check it out...



http://www.parentinghq.com/GetToddlerToS...



==



Okay... moving onward.



There are many reasons why your toddler may be

exhibiting bedtime tantrums. The first step to

finding the solution of the tantrum is to find the cause.



Consider which of the following tantrums your child

is exhibiting:



1) Over-Stimulation Tantrum - your toddler is overwhelmed,

tired or hungry.



His tantrum doesn't seem deliberate; instead, it

seems like he's melting down.



If this is the case, slow down your child's activity

level about an hour before it's time for bed.



Look over his bedtime routine and ensure that

there are no stimulating activities.



2) Power Tantrum - your child isn't getting what

she wants, and she wants you to know it.



Her tantrum seems completely deliberate, and

she's challenging your authority.



If this is the case, offer your toddler choices.



Does she want to read a story or brush her teeth?



If she feels that she has an option, she will most

likely calm down and make a decision.



If she doesn't call down, lay down the law: "You

can do this or this. I'm not willing to argue any

more about it.



Let me know when you've made your decision." Then

walk away and take a deep breath.



3) Attention Tantrum - your child is trying to get

you involved, paying attention to him.



His behavior will seem deliberate, as if nothing will

please him.



If this is the case, evaluate the amount of time

you spend with your toddler--is he getting enough

one-on-one time with you during the day?



If not, this may be why he strives for your attention

at nighttime. Teach your child various positive ways

to ask for your attention.



If none of this works, remember that your toddler

only wants your attention. So deprive him of your

attention until he calms down.



Remove yourself from his room and tell him you will

return once you hear him talking calmly.



During tantrums, remember one thing: you are in

control of the situation.



Make bedtime a time to sleep, not to talk and act out.



Keep your attitude firm yet boring. If your toddler

wants a glass of water, get it without a word, give

it to him, and then leave the room.



This will teach him that no matter how much he

acts out, his place is in his bed.



If you're looking for more tips and strategies to

help your toddler sleep through the night, check

out my book here:



http://www.parentinghq.com/GetToddlerToS...



Talk soon,

Naomi

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Zeenat - posted on 07/10/2010

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hi thanks -sound interesting -gonna try some of these toddler bedtime tantrum solutions and let you know

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Melissa - posted on 06/27/2010

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your welcome Vesna i post everything about toddler bedtime tantrums as i get them in my email.

whats your email address as i get them i can just foward the whole thing to you.

Vesna - posted on 06/27/2010

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Wow...this stuff is fantastic...im looking forward to finding out more about stopping toddler bedtime tantrums...thankyou Melissa

Melissa - posted on 06/26/2010

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your welcome
i'll share with you what i do with my daughter.

i put her in her bedroom in her bed at bedtime read two books to her then hugs & kisses & i turn her closet light on & shut her door. I put one of those child proof locks on the door knob on the inside of her room door so she can't get out.

some days she goes right to bed some days she cries a lil but goes to bed I just let her cry it out because I know she's fine she been fed she went to the bathroom teeth brushed ect...

not sure what you do but maybe you should a try to what I do with my daughter.

Megan - posted on 06/26/2010

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THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS!!!!!! I have had a HORRIBLE week with my son wanting only to sleep in bed with me. I've been walking around like a zombie & I am DESPERATE to find out how to deal with this!! I do not want him to be sleeping with me at night - it is my time to relax & regroup. This gives me hope...

Melissa - posted on 06/27/2010

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your welcome Vesna i post everything about toddler bedtime tantrums as i get them in my email.

whats your email address as i get them i can just foward the whole thing to you.

Vesna - posted on 06/27/2010

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Wow...this stuff is fantastic...im looking forward to finding out more about stopping toddler bedtime tantrums...thankyou Melissa

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