The best way to tellur child *No* and it not being a big deal...ugh...

Daneita - posted on 01/21/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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How do I get my son thats 2 about to be 3 feb 21 the word noooooo with out him screaming and crying and acting out everytime he cant get his way he crys scream hits me and everyone else how do i deal with that

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J - posted on 01/27/2013

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When he is asking for something he can have but not right at that moment, try telling him..sure you can, but we are going to wait just a little longer, first we will do...whatever and then, yes we will do that or you can have that! I used that on my daycare kids all the time and it worked like a charm.

Gigi - posted on 01/22/2013

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try to end up on positive note - "you can't have ____, but here - you can play with _____"etc. However, thats not always possible and, sometimes you just have to say plain old NO and thats it. If you are consistent he will learn fast that tantrums won't change your mind. If he starts screaming, tell him to use his words, at age 3 he is capable of telling you why he is upset. If he doesn't stop, let him scream and when he is done talk to him.

Amy - posted on 01/21/2013

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Instead of saying no try saying "not right now maybe later" or "you can't have that now would you like this instead". I would ignore the tantrums, when he hits say "we don't hit" and then walk away and continue to ignore him. If he continues hitting I would put him in a safe area where he can be angry and not get hurt.

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