Little temper

Jennifer - posted on 11/07/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son is 21 months old and has started to think he is in charge. My biggest problem is when he is protesting something and I go to pick him up, he goes "limp" and is dead weight. My son is a big boy and weighs about 32 lbs. I was wondering if any moms had advice or at least encouraging words?

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Richelle - posted on 11/07/2009

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my daughter is 2½ and has been thru all of that, when she used to just go limp, i left her on the floor to scream and carry on and didnt give it any reaction whatsoever, probably 2 weeks and she realised it wasn't working and so gave up, went back to being pleasant, past 4 weeks has turned into demon child, so each time a tantrum starts now, she is sent to her room until she calms down and is happy, she will go in and kick and scream for 5 minutes and really rage, then she will pop her head out and ask if she can come out, i ask if she can be a happy girl, if she whinges she goes back again, but if she is happy, she comes out and we continue about our business. It workds for us, she is learning that she can't go off the rails and so when she starts she pulls herself up.
woah sorry for such a long winded reply. I think the main thing is, find what works for you and your son, none of us can tell u what is right or not, only what workds for us. good luck.

Karry - posted on 11/07/2009

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i thought my daughter was the only one to have the biggie tantrums so i aswell would love some tips on how to handle them when she just wont stop screaming and wont listen please help because i didnt have this with my 2 boys and i just dont no what to do anymore. i dont want to feel like the worlds worst mum all of the time when she is having these please help!!

Jennifer - posted on 11/07/2009

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Dont give in! When my little girl does this I just leave her on the floor I cant pick her up when she is like that its too hard on my back. He is just testing is limits with you and you have to stand your ground even though its frustrating. Just keep up the good work he will understand soon enough.

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