Going Crazy!!

Katie - posted on 06/08/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My son turns 15months on June 24th and I don't know if terrible two's start early like you hear everyone say, or what but he has been driving me crazy the past couple of weeks. When he doesn't get his way or what he wants he whines and throws tantrums and it is starting to get on my nerve lol
Some days he decides he only wants to take one nap which is a big change too lol
Any tips/advice on how to deal with this new stage??
With being pregnant with another boy due in December, the tantrums stress me out, just want advice on how to make it stop or cope with it lol
Thanks Ladies!! :))

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Sharyn - posted on 08/31/2011

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my daughter started her tantrums at 1.5 years and has since kept going but lightened up a bit since i ignore her, and tell her that if she doesnt stop and tell what she wants then i cant help her..... and if that doesnt help, then its time out and she absolutely hates it and then does what i want afterwards ..... i've heard the terrible threes and fours are worse so hold on to your panties!!!! LOL ...

Shawn - posted on 06/14/2011

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My 18 month old is doing the same thing. I find duct tape works best! (just kidding ladies, you will find I am a tad sarcastic). I normally let her get it out of her system, even if it means leaving the room until she calms down--then we can usually figure out what it is that has her so upset.

September - posted on 06/13/2011

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Personally I hate the term terrible two's. I think it's more about understanding the phase the child is in and seeking tools to help you work with your toddler and not against them. I've found that offering alternative options works really well with our 2.5 year old. When he is doing something he should not or throwing a fit cause he did not get his way well I just offer other options, works like a charm every time! My husband and I read a great book just before our son turned two called Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood. It was a wonderful book that provided great tips that we continue to use daily. Hang in there it does get better you just need some tools to work with that work for your child. It does take some work and time to figure out which ones work best for your child but it's so worth the work and time. Tantrums are a part of growing up. Just remember they grow up fast so it won't always be this way. Good luck to you! :)

Claritza - posted on 06/10/2011

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my son is 25 months and i think he's going thru terrible two's. when he doesnt get his way he will throw whatever is in front of him and sometimes he will bite and sometimes he will just cry and cry until he gets tired and finds something to do. what can i do to calm him when he has his tantrums because they are begining to become a headache.

Donna - posted on 06/10/2011

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the terrible 2s started at 18 months here lol. Now at 20 months they are kinda getting better. mostly bc now shes talking a little more and starting to say 2 word phrases.

Tiffany - posted on 06/09/2011

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My son is 16 months old and started doing the same thing about a month ago. I thought at first it was al my fault because he is the only child so far and I have treated him like it. BUT, it's not my fault. It's just a normal stage they go through and it will pass before you know it. In the mean time when my son throws a fit, I just walk away and ignore him. Let them work it out on their own and they will figure it out. It's stressfull but just know it is only temporary and will get better : )

Katherine - posted on 06/08/2011

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Ignore the tantrums. And unfortunately you have to cut out the naps. Well the one.

User - posted on 06/08/2011

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My little one is not yet 2 herself and yes she throws her tantrums like crazy too. I was surprised because i didn't know it could start so early and also they do drop a nap around that age from what i have also read and experienced. As hard as it may seem to do try not to let it stress you too much it does get better with time. Also consider your other baby that too much stress is not good for him either.

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