help! my 14 month old has the worst tantrums!

Alexis - posted on 12/22/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )




My son is 14 months old, and his tantrums make me want to pull my hair out! whenever he is told no, or doesnt get what he wants, he screams, crys, hits his head on things (wall, floor) pulls his hair, throws things, etc. how can we fix this?


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try time outs and if that doesn't work after 2 weeks of constant trying. I would just start putting him in his room and tell him he can come out when he is ready to be a good boy. (putting him in his crib would be best just be sure to take everything out for safety and clean reasons)

good luck and god bless

Aicha - posted on 12/26/2010




IGNORE it. my daughter does the same thing and I just IGNORE it. but my husband gets all upset which makes her throw the tantrums more

Kathleen - posted on 12/23/2010




I promise you are not a lone. Mine loves to through tantrums especially in stores. I get down to his level and tell him, Danny is not screaming. This is not how Danny behaves. He usually looks up at me like i'm nutz and then stands up and continues walking. If he does something like throwing things at me weather we're in the house or not I find a corner. There's always a corner or a "spot" He goes and sits in there for 2 min. I let him scream it out. He bangs his head and flairs his arms and legs and I just let him. He does calm down as I'm not giving him the attention he wants. Be patient as another mama said. It does pass. They all go through it at some point. Choices is good. I find choices I do not mind and he chooses from those. The one he loves in the morning is which cereal he gets. He gets to choose or which juice he will get. It will work out and it will get better from these tantrums.

Catriona - posted on 12/22/2010




You cant! You just have to be patient, maybe introduce a time out system, i did when my son was almost 15 months, he banged his head off everything he could find! Shouting and crying, scratching hitting, biting! Thankfully time out sorted out most of these things! hes 18 months now and still has 'mini' tantrums but i just make sure hes safe and ignore him until he gets over it, its really hard but you can do it. his safety is priority so once hes safe leave him thrash it out. good luck!

September - posted on 12/22/2010




What works well for our 2 year old son is offering choices. So if he is doing something that he should not be doing I offer 2 other choice that are ok to do. Works like a charm every time regardless of the situation. I'm all about the Love and Logic techniques. You could check out the Love and Logic website for other ideas as well. Good luck!

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