How to control tantrums?

Amanda - posted on 02/07/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son throws himself on the floor and kicks when he gets mad or dont get his way.What is the best way to stop this?

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TyInda - posted on 02/08/2010

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Ignore him, once you say no to him walk away as long as he is not in danger of harming himself. He wants to see who will give in first trust me even in public if he tries ignore the tantrum continue to shop for what you need and depart the store or just leave the store if your nerves can not handle the situation. Come back when he calms down and remind him before you enter what the rules are start conversing what you expect now.

Sonia - posted on 02/08/2010

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tell him to use words and if he doesn't stop put him in his room to deal with it on his own. I don't care how old he is he doesn't want to be alone throwing a fit. He's doing that for attention. The next thing is when he wants to go somewhere that he likes, or something he wants, throw your Tantrum and mean it. Then look at him I guarantee you he will have the look of being ahnoyed. Then say with a stern voice, isn't that awful? If we can do things for eachother wont that make us both happy? We choose words. IF you stay consistant what ever you choose will work. The key word is stick to it.

Sharon - posted on 02/08/2010

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My pediatrician suggested ignoring most of the tantrums just like Christina and Kristina suggested. Make sure your son is safe from harming himself or another, and if it happens in public calmly state you will leave if he can not calm himself. Try hard to never give in to what he wants or demands. And ask your pediatrician for advice. Good luck.

Kristina - posted on 02/07/2010

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I went to parenting classes they sugest- ignoring tantrums because they are doing this for attention & if you dont give it to them, chances are they will stop(example- my baby cousin was throwing 1 & I told her mom lets walk a few steps away from her & as soon as she seen we wernt paying her no mind she got right back up!) or they also said try coping them to show them how silly it looks!(example my middle son started screaming & I told him So I can scream too & I did & he stopped) Good Luck & may God Bless you & your family!

Christina - posted on 02/07/2010

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Me personally i just ignore them. if you give in they think that is what they can do all the time. You dont want. especially when u are in a store and he wants something. that is the most embarrising part. i learned the hard way with my first i used to give in all the time till we got to the store and threw a temper tantrum. I picked him up and left the store with him kicking and screaming. I know it is hard but just ignore it.

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