terrible twos?! How do you survive the terrible 2 tantrums?

Michelle - posted on 10/13/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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What is the correct way to handle a 2 year old throwing tantrums and

What is the correct way to handle a 2 year old throwing tantrums?

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Elecia - posted on 10/14/2009

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DONT PAY ATTENTION TO IT!! Dont react or anything. That is all they are trying to get out of you. just let it pass and tell him in a calm voice that when he can talk to you in a normal voice then you will listen. Worked for me and my son doesnt do it anymore.

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Margo - posted on 10/14/2009

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My daughter turned 3 in August and just has been terrible since 2&1/2. For her, is No TV, she freaks out if I threaten her with that, and then there is stand with your face against her bedroom door for 5 min. 5 min seems like hours for her. I have a 7 month old also, I pray not to go through this with her. ha ha!!!

Lori - posted on 10/13/2009

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Thanks for the encouragement. I have 3 right in a row. Right now they are 2 and he is well on his way to being terrible (exhausting). Then I have a 1year old..hes just picking up on the stuff my oldest is doing. and my baby is 6 months ..she just watchs and takes it all in..What age does it get better? They aren't like this all the time ,but when they are I pray for bedtime to get here. Good Luck.

Alicia - posted on 10/13/2009

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Quoting Jaimie:

terrible twos are nothing lol wiat until they turn 3!!!



hahaha!!!! thats what i was thinking 2 is nothing it's 3 that is bad!!!! lol

Dawn - posted on 10/13/2009

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Terrible twos, trying threes and unfocused fours...oh what us moms have in store!! You really need to ignore bad behavior and praise good behavior. If a tantrum gets to out of control, take your child away from the situation and sit them somewhere for a few minutes to calm down. Understand that 2 year olds get very frustrated because they cant filter or express their frustrations. For them the only logical way of getting their point across is to make it all be known by throwing a fit or acting out. It will pass, but than a whole new set of issues will arise. Just be patient and loving!

Marcy - posted on 10/13/2009

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EARPLUGS AND RED WINE....



Just kidding! Our son skipped this stage but is now blessing us with the Me Three's...its all about him, all day, all night! When he is not acting like "a nice young man" (and we use those exact words with him) we stop everything, turn off the tv, put the toys away and we go sit somewhere (like a time out but we don't have a specific place). I tell him exactly what he did/didn't do and then tell him that we aren't going to do anything fun until he is ready to act like a nice young man. First time we did this he was 2 and I sat on the curb outside the hair salon for 45 minutes waiting for him to come over to me and tell me he was ready. It's been a year and we have had a dozen or so of these episodes....now he pouts/fake cries (he really does this its hard not to laugh) lasts about 5 minutes. When he realizes he isn't going to get his way he stops.

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