Dealing with a 15 month old that throws temper tantrums and doesn't understand no

Melinda - posted on 03/09/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Well I am a full time mommy to 2 beautiful girls...one is 15 months and the other is about to be a month old. My 15 month old is in the stage right now where she is throwing temper tantrums and whenever I tell her no she will stop what she is doing for a second and then go right back to doing what I don't want her to do. Anyone have any kind of advice as to how I can teach my 15 month old to not throw temper tantrums and to help her understand more the meaning of no?!? I don't really know is she is too young still to do the whole time out thing and I am not much of a mother that agrees with spanking. Someone please give me some feedback as to how to cope with this situation.

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Jessica - posted on 03/09/2010

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Hugs mama! 12-18 months were the most difficult so far for me. Learning about child development and positive discipline helped me soooo much! If you have time to flip through a few books it will help immensely!

Basically we are using a positive discipline system that focuses more on prevention and guidance tactics than on control tactics... works GREAT and we are all less stressed!

3 book suggestions:
Positive Discipline by Cheryl Erwin (get either the one subtitled "the first three years" or "the preschool years" or whichever age group your kids fit into)
The Discipline Book by Dr. Sears (covers all ages and is fabulous!)
Proactive Parenting: Guiding your child from 2-6

These books helped me so much with understanding how to teach and discipline my son! Good luck to you!

Lauren - posted on 03/09/2010

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my son is exactly the same!! he throws tantrums when i say no or take things away that he's not allowed. i take him away from the situation and place him on the floor, he cries and goes back immediately but i put him back in the same spot on the floor.. ignoring him and not saying a word. after 5 minutes or so he's forgotten what he was crying about and is playing with something else. maybe try that??

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