Tantrums

Liah - posted on 12/29/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son is 4 months shy of 2 and for the past few months now he's been acting bad like biting himself his daddy my furniture slapping in the face hitting yelling throwing himself on the grown throwing his toys or whatever is near him. Is this normal and how do I make him stop! Thanks for any advice.

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Kristen - posted on 12/30/2014

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Yes, i had the same issues with him hitting his head on the wall or crib side. It worked best when i would put him in timeout in his crib, where he slept. He knew he didnt want to be in therr because he couldnt play. My son just tried to bite me yesterday, and weve been at it for 4 months off and on. These phases pass....they really do...you just have to keep reminding yourself your not a bad mamma, its ok to get frustrated sometimes, and its ok to dicipline these little guys with timeouts etc. I wish I had someone by myside as well, telling me it,will pass...but I tried to do as much research as possible. I noticed a big change when I would take my son out to the park and just let him run and get all of that energy out! Is your little guy very busy and active like my son? Also we started trying some signing for basic needs...it might be a liiiiittle late to try...but I still do and sometimes ,just letting him know,your listening and trying to meet his reasonable needs helps alot too!

Liah - posted on 12/30/2014

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Glad I'm not the only one, my son is gonna be 2 in April also. It's frustrating not knowing what's wrong when he acts like that. It seemed when I gave him a time out today I think it worked except for him trying to bite the wall....not too sure why he does that. I just hope it passes!

Kristen - posted on 12/30/2014

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Oh yes, sounds very familliar! My son will be 2 in April, we went through the "head banging" phase which was awful btw, but just as ALL my research said, and a little reassurance from his ped. " This too shall pass" Communication is the biggest frustration for these little ones, which causes alot of the agressive or what I like to call (passionate) behavior. Try calmly talking, I held my son's face untill he made eye contact and said just a few simple words, thats enough, i understand your angry, etc. It helped some after repeat tries. Mostly was not giving in, ignoring what we deemed reasonable not to react to, but did react and did time outs and took him out when,he stopped crying and did this routinely.set up boundaries stick to your guns and establish your dicipline. It will pass....it will,pass.....

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