whats the best way to deal with temper tantrums?

Michelle - posted on 01/13/2013 ( 9 moms have responded )

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i have a 3yr old son who's temper tantrums seem to be getting worse does anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with these as time out does not seem to make a difference.

thank you
shell xx

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Amanda - posted on 01/13/2013

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Sometimes you have to think outside the box and come up with something random spur of the moment.

My son does get worse and louder and louder if I ignore him. I carry on ignoring him. He does have ADHD so his tantrums are out of control, and we have had some that have gone on for an hour or more. He knows I won't give in to him and he won't get my attention until he has calmed down.

It's a battle of wills

Michelle - posted on 01/13/2013

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i do try to ignore him may be i should be a little more persistent with him but i do find when i ignore him he tends to get worse is this something that happens with your 2yr old? x

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Amanda - posted on 01/14/2013

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What do you do with a 19 month trying to wean off the breast temper tantrum baby?

Stephanie - posted on 01/14/2013

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let him vent on own then speak to him as a teacher and tell him what he did wrong soon he will learn and not do it anymore

Michelle - posted on 01/14/2013

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thank you S.J you have been very helpful an made me feel at ease knowing i'm not the only one with a tantrum tot i'll take your advice an see if he gets any better with it in time xx

Michelle - posted on 01/14/2013

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i must try that Amanda the next time see if i get the same reaction but i must admit your post did make me giggle as i read it lol x

S. - posted on 01/13/2013

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She used to get worse because she wasn't getting my attention, now they are very rare and short. Amanda I've done the copying too lol funny as but I think it's only for those one off paddies.

Amanda - posted on 01/13/2013

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With mine, I remove them from the room and they are put into time out in their rooms until they have calmed down.

My 4 yr old had a melt down a few weeks back for nothing. There was no reason what so ever for his tantrum, so I stood next to him, and copied what he was doing. Stamping his feet, making lots of noise, he stopped, looked and me a told me to stop because I looked silly. I asked him what he thought he looked like when he did it and he couldn't stop laughing. We haven't had one since.

S. - posted on 01/13/2013

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Ignore when ever you can, when you give them attention you feed into them. with my 2 year old I just make sure she's not hurting her self and then pretend like I'm not even watching her.
My almost 5 year old sometimes gets past her self on these occasions she has to go to her room to calm down. Usually the regular time outs work but sometime you need a little extra.

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