I have a child who can have a very high temperment any suggestions on how to resolve this

Marie - posted on 02/28/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )




He gets very angry and very frustrated over small little things that can be resolved so easily but will not have it any other way but his


Alice - posted on 02/28/2009




Mmmm. Tough one...I have one too, and an older son who went through the same thing. I have found that I have to set boundaries, and stick to them. Although a child does get angry when things dont go their way, they have to understand that things in life are that way. Pick your  battles, though. Its really not important if your child wants to wear a mismatched outf it but throwing food at mealtime is. Its been my experience that children become demanding/tempermental when they feel they have no control over anything. Maybe you could add some choices that he coulld pick from to help him. An example would be bathtime, instead of saying "You are taking a bath!" say instead "Its bathtime, would you like to choose your towel, do you want bubbles, etc?" My eperience was the way i was communicating was adding to the fiasco!LOL So I would try not to say "you are" but instead "lets" or would you like to?"

Hope that helps a little and good luck!

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