attitude

Staci - posted on 07/14/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My 4 year old has a bad attitude. i have tryed almost everything to calm him down but he thows things and has a fit. idk wut to do.

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Nesha - posted on 07/21/2013

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I have a 2 year old girl who does the same. The thing that works for me is to first say "Calm down," then make NO eye contact and say nothing else until the fit subsides. It isn't an instant fix, the fit still happens, but it doesn't last as long as if I had tried to hold/scold/distract her. As adults we understand that anger/irritation is normal for everyone and when you don't know how to express yourself (like most little kids seem not to), all you can do is act out. Also, think about what calms you down when you're upset. These sweet little people are individuals, but they do have part of us in them. If it works for us, it might for them too.

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