Home Activities and Tantrums

Heidi - posted on 02/04/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi Mommies
I hope you can help, so we are all stay at home moms I would just like to find out what activities can i do with my two year old daughter at home I can see she is really bored I would love to put her in a crèche to interact with kids her age and do fun activities but unfortunately there is no money for that now.
Also with my fiance working all the time she has become very distant with him his not allowed to do anything with her its only mommy left, right and center and I love my baby girl but I also need a break and with her being like this im actually terrified to put her in a crèche as i know she will scream no one is allowed to touch her?
Then the other thing is tantrums what is the best way to deal with them she is very strong willed and there is no saying no I have tried a few things but it just doesn't work..Please help..
Thanks

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Carrie - posted on 02/17/2016

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I was fostering a 2 year old girl. She was very hard to deal with in the beginning because of the home life she came from. I began a daily routine for her and her 3 year old brother. The routine was everything including brushing teeth, getting dressed and making beds. I had time set aside for learning, chores, reading, nap, food (of course), playtime and arts & crafts. Once they got used to the routine things started to get better. They seemed to enjoy helping with chores, were proud when I let them make their own beds. I even set up specific times for daddy daughter time and daddy son time. It helped for them to be able to do something fun with dad. Sometimes he'd simply go in the back yard, start a fire and do hotdogs and play a game and just have one on one time. When it comes to tantrums...when they'd start screaming, crying and kicking on the floor I'd just start doing dome thing like cleaning and ignore them. In the beginning it was bad, cuz they'd get louder and louder and try pulling on my skirt for the attention. I stood my ground. The tantrums slowly started getting shorter. Same in the store...I no other people may look at you, but I know longer have tantrums in the store because once I started walking out of the store with nothing for them they soon realized screaming and crying gets you nothing. Being good and quite always gets you something. Hope this helps!

Heidi - posted on 02/07/2016

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Hi Jessica
I stay In Richards Bay South Africa not sure where you are?
Unfortunately there are no play grounds near by and as im alone don't think it will be too safe. My lg also loves the outdoors but the place that we saying at has no yard.
How are you generally dealing with the tantrums?
Thanks for responding; )

Jerrica - posted on 02/06/2016

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Hey Heidi! The 2 year old age is trying. I am right there with you. I have a son that age and the tantrums are on a 10. But he loves to be outdoors. When were outside you don't a hear a negative peep from him. Where do you live? Do you have playgrounds near by??

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