Tantrums at 13mo

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My son throws the worst tantrums every day when he doesn't get his way. He mostly will only do this with me and not his dad. I don't give in to him so I don't know why this is. He is only 13 mo so it's hard to know how to handle this. Any advice ?

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Thanks everyone...it's nice to hear about others going through the same thing. It's hard right now because my 13mo.old is in this faze and my almost 3yr old is entering a very trying time too. It feels like no one listens to me anymore!:) It really teaches you patience, doesn't it?

Rebecca - posted on 01/11/2010

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i have a nilly 2 year old and he dose the same thing i have ignored him as he dose it or put him in his roon and once he is quiet go in there and ask if he is finished and alot of the timme he is over it and starts playing hoping he grows out of it .

Moni - posted on 01/11/2010

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My 14 month old is a drama queen! She started tantrums before she was a year old...awesome ;) As someone else mentioned, I ignore most of them. She gets upset when I take something away that she shouldn't have, or gets told no, pretty much whenever she's reminded that she's not in charge :) She, at times, hits when she's really frustrated; me, my husband, the dog. When she hits we do a time out for a minute. I tell her why she's getting the time out, use the same place for a time out every time and when it's over she gets a cuddle and we move on to a new activity. This has worked well for me thus far.

This morning we were at a Children's Museum and she threw a tizzy and it was ignored, when she calmed a bit I redirected and we moved on. I thought we were supposed to get a break until they were 2......

Regina - posted on 01/11/2010

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My daughter is 14mos. old and does the same thing when she does not get her way. What do i do?

Jennifer - posted on 01/11/2010

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Ignor him when he is throwing a tantrum. Most of the time it is just to get your attention. Don't put him in his crib or anything like that, just walk away from him and don't talk or look at him. Eventually he will realize that he isn't getting any attention from it. My first child had the worst fits that started when he was 15 mo. He would bang his head on the floor. At first I tried everything to get him to stop. I would tell him no, I would yell at him, I even would spank his butt, but he would only do it harder. When I started ignoring him, he slowly stopped.

Eva - posted on 01/11/2010

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TRY GETTING HIS MIND OFF WHAT HE WANTS BY DISTRACTING HIM WITH SOMETHING ELSE. DANCE WITH HIM, OR MAKE SILLY FACES SO HE CAN LAUGH AND HOPEFULLY HE WILL FORGET HE WAS CRYING ABOUT. GOOD LUCK

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Hopefully it's just a faze and we'll just have to get through it. Max's often revolves around food as well. It just must be SO important to them! God bless you in handling all these tough situations!

Chelsea - posted on 01/11/2010

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My 15 month old is doing the same thing. He usually does it when we his food is gone or if we are eating and he isn't. He just screams and cries and has started pushing/hitting me when he doesn't get what he wants. I have no clue what to do though.

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