My 3 year old son cries over EVERYTHING!

Brandi - posted on 08/07/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 3 year old son Nicholas literally cries over everything. I have no idea how to make him stop. If he wants something that he knows very well that he can't have, and I tell him no, he will sit there and SCREAM for a long time! Or if its 10 minutes before dinner and he asks for a pop tart and I say no, he will throw himself on the floor and start kicking and screaming. The other day he was watching TV and the show he was watching ended and that was the biggest fit I've ever seen him make. He just screamed at the top of his lungs, threw himself on the floor started screaming and crying and kicking his feet and arms and its just so bad. He is old enough to know better than to do that. If nick wants something and I say no he will keep asking and asking and asking and asking and asking! For 15 minutes straight! I have no idea what to do or how to make him stop. His 2 year old brother Noah will sometimes take his toy away from him (he knows he's not supposed to but he thinks its funny and only does it when I'm not looking) and nick will scream like someone just broke his leg.... Noah will only throw fits if he wants to go bye bye and I say no....everything else he's fine with. When Nicholas gets in trouble and I'm telling him what he did wrong, he will just SCREAM and be like "OWWWW KNEE HURTS" or he will say arm hurts, or eye hurts, or sometimes he just says ow hurts. Every single time. And idk how to make him stop throwing such bad fits over nothing. Every single time I say no to him he just cries and cries.

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Brandi - posted on 08/19/2015

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Sarah, sometimes I just ignore him, sometimes I put him in his room, sometimes I freak out at him which makes him scream worse....but it just frustrates me so much I can't help it. I've improved myself a lot, like I've stopped raising my voice and I stay more calm, but I feel like hes gotten worse sense I've gotten under control.......I just don't know what to do! The only thing that seems to work even a little bit (when I tell him no about something) is saying loudly but not yelling "the answer is no! No! No! You can not have it! The answer is no! do not ask again because the answer is no!" And literally keep repeating myself for like a minute straight. And he will go pout somewhere and whine quietly but he will stop screaming. But everything else he screams about I just don't know what to do.

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