8 mths and having temper tantrums!??

Audrie - posted on 04/09/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 8 mth old daughter is having temper tantrums already! What am I suppose to do??

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Tracie - posted on 04/10/2009

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My daughter is a little over 7mts and she is having temper tantrums also. If I walk out of the room and don't pay attention to her she freaks out. I just make sure she's fed, her diaper is changed and all her needs are met. I let her cry for awhile but sometimes it's so hard to just let her cry so I always end up getting her and playing with her. I don't mind playing with her but sometimes I need to get stuff done and she just doesn't let me. I know what you are going through!

User - posted on 04/09/2009

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My son is 11mos old and will also have tantrums. It is normally when he wants to do something and I tell him "no"...like banging on the glass windows, going after the cat food, trying to get into the garbage can...Most of the time I can re-direct him with some toys or moving him into a different room all together. Some times he will just scoot himself back to the room he was in or away from his toys and go right back to what he was doing before. Some times I will just leave him throw himself backwards, kick, and scream for a minute or 2 then ask him "are you done?" At that point he will normally start to calm himself and go about "his business" like nothing happened.

Jessica - posted on 04/09/2009

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My daughter is the same age and we are having the same issue. I keep being told that she is too young to understand right from wrong and she is just exploring her world but temper tantrums really show otherwise. I ignore her when she does this which often works but she is also very cheeky and doesn't take no for an answer. Redirection doesn't work for her, she is too smart for her own good! Good luck.

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The thing with tantrums is to ignore as much of it as you can! Make sure all her needs are met and she's somewhere safe and let her work it out. I wouldn't let her cry for longer than about 5 mins straight though.

You didn't say what they are over?

Redirection should work well at that age, take her to another room, show her a toy she can have etc.

Sounds like she is a fiesty one, you will have your hands full later :)

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