Tantrum Toddler HELP!!!

Beck - posted on 04/13/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I think i posted a while back about my toddler being addicted to tv and tantrums happening as soon as it was turned off, well now its not the tv that causes the tantrum its any time I say no to something, and now she is lashing out at her sister, she sat on her head today and started to bounce up and down. I'm at my wits end with her, I've had enough I'd rather just give her to someone else for a day so I dont have to deal with her

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Jenelle - posted on 04/13/2010

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Been there, and it is hard and frustrating all at the same time. I found with my children, when they get to be that way, there are no warnings! I just pick them up and throw them in their bed/crib/or an area they can't get away from. And You have to be 100% consistent, or it will go right back to the way it was. Let them know you are in charge, you have rules, and if they break them, there will always be a punishment. It has worked with all six of my kids...and I don't have to spank or beat them around to get their attention. Even with my little ones, if we are in a store somewhere and they start acting up, I will find a spot/corner and tell them to stand there (one minute for every year old they are) and they do it. This is a very common phrase used in our house "that wasn't a suggestion, it was a command!" And they do it, because they know I have a punishment for every "crime!" BE CONSISTENT!!

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LeahDawn - posted on 04/13/2010

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I agree with Jenelle. Put her in a time out area that she can't get out of. She will learn quickly that you won't toreate(sp) her tatrums. She is testing you to see just how far you will let her go. And I think that a break might be good for both of you. Sometime with out her sister will make her feel important and special. Maybe she is treating her sister that way because she feels like sister has taken away mommy and everyone. My son was 5 when we had his brother and he still does things to torture his brother. When I asked him why he told me cause he didn't like him here. This was his house and his brother needed to go back to ther hospital. I hope that you find something that works to help all of you live together in some sembalence(sp) of peace! :)

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