Throwing bully fits

Alicia - posted on 08/06/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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When things don't go just as my two year old daughter wants them to, she will throw herself on the ground and cry and scream. With that she usually hits her head of the ground. I tried several ways to break her of it but nothing seems to work, even throwing myself on the ground and doing the same, just to make her wonder. So if anyone has any suggestions, please share. Thanks.

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Stacey - posted on 08/09/2009

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yes that normally happens out in public but mostly you have to take them straight home to show them that when they dont listen in public you dont get to stay in public.But i know what its like to be doing shopping for something important and not being able to take them straight home..so at this point i would just tell him firmly to stop it hes a big boy now..and if he continued then there is not much you can do he will eventually stop and no matter how embarrassing it is you have to just let it be sometimes.at home dealing with it is much easier than in public...so whatever they are tantruming about dont give it to her and just let her make a scene show her you dont care (whether you do or not)..idk thats what i used to do wiht my son hope to help

Alicia - posted on 08/07/2009

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How do you go about it while out in public? For the most part ignoring her and walking to another room works best when we are home. But I can't ignore her and walk away out in public. I usually have to grab her arm pick her up and practically drag her and go home. I get so frustrated cuz she will cause a huge scene where everyone stops and stares.

Amy - posted on 08/06/2009

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my daughter is 2 also and she does the EXACT same thing. i just tell her that if she doesnt snap out of it, she will be going to her room. i tried the time out thing, i tried really hard, some long hard days and nights were put into timeouts, but they just never worked for my daughter. anyways, i tell ehr she will be going to her room if she doesnt cut it out, and then i walk away and i give her 1or 2 mins to settle down, and if she doesnt, then she goes to her room with the door closed until she calms down, and that is that ( her room is completely safe and she cannot get hurt. there also not very many toys n her room either). then when she calms down, i go in and i tell her she can go play if she is going to behave, then she has to give me a hug and a kiss and say sorry.

K. Erin - posted on 08/06/2009

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clap your hands or make some other very noisy sound, get her attention and then put her in time out...always explain why. Let her know that her behavior will not be tolerated and there are consequences. You gotta be hard, mom, but she'll be better off in the long run.

Candice - posted on 08/06/2009

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totally ignore her when she throws a fit. hopefully she'll learn it doesn't get attention. then when she starts to behave again, give her TONS of praise.

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