constant temper tantrum 16mths old how do i control?

User - posted on 12/10/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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son constant screams, bites, escapes out of front door, always needs full attention,he is sooo full on, im a single mum, of 3, x2 fulltime other kids older, any suggestions pleeaaassseeee Im really lost

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Alecia - posted on 12/11/2009

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I have 3 boys and a little girl. my boys threw their tantrums a little later on but my little girl is just starting at 1. I have done the screaming/whining/crying thing like DeeDee suggested it seems to work on somethings but you find you can't always do that cuz of other things going on. I'm sure as a mom of 3 you have realized that what works for one doesn't for the others. Just remember, how or what ever works for your little one always be consistent. I was lenient on my 5 yrold and he can horrible sometimes and all i have to do is count to 3 & my 3 yrold listens right away because i didn't slack with him at all.

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DeeDee - posted on 12/10/2009

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for the screaming. my son does this kind of stuff at 2 1/2 but what seems to get him to realize it does no good and just annoys is to cry back at him. if i know he isn't hurt or sad really and just complaining because I told him "no" or something, that is when I will echo his crying. I know it is like Mauking your son but they realize that they won't get the response they want by screaming/crying at everything. good luck.

User - posted on 12/10/2009

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thanks for the advice , yes it will help i will definately try the tabasco sauce, never thought of that,thanks once again xx

Kimberly - posted on 12/10/2009

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For the escaping out of the front door, they have child proof doorknob covers from Safety1st that are great. As far as the biting, every time he does it, put a little tobasco sauce or hot sauce on his tongue and explain to him that every time he bites, that will be the consequence. Screaming is just something children do, I don't know of any way to control that other than time-outs. Other than that, try to get the older kids to set a good example and be involved with playtime and attention giving for the younger ones. Hope this helps!

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