My 14 month old son threw temper tanthurms threws him self back how can i get this to stop!!

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My daughter is 19 months old and has been throwing fits like this for 7 months now.  She has even thrown herself back on our concrete patio.  It does not seem to phase her about how it hurts, but recently I have started ignoring it completely and it is seeming to help.  Before when she hurt her head I was worried so I would pick her up... but she read that as the fit working.  Putting your child in the pack and play is a good idea.  The biggest thing is to ignore the them.   Sit down and read a magazine or turn the tv volume up.  Just so they see you are not giving them attention.

Melissa - posted on 04/11/2009

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My son does the same thing (15 months) so glad to see I am not the only one. We just ignore him....he doesn't do it as often anymore since he isn't getting a reaction from us!

Emelie - posted on 03/28/2009

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IGNORE HIM! That is the most important thing I can say. They throw tantrums to get your attention. If they don't get your attention, they will stop.

Amanda - posted on 03/28/2009

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I don't have that pack n play so I am not sure. Is that the one you have? If so, you can look it up online to see if it has been recalled. Good Luck with your little guy!!! :)

Cassie - posted on 03/28/2009

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ooh k that sounds like a good idea ... i actually heard that the play pen rainforest was recalled... is that true? do you know? i just seen the high chair in your picture :) so i thought maybe!!!

Amanda - posted on 03/28/2009

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Do you have a pack n play? Maybe pick him up and put him in there to throw his fit. Walk away as soon as you put him in there and tell him you will not come back to talk to him until he is done with his fit. That way he can't bang his head on the floor and he is safe but you are still not giving him the attention that he is looking for.

Cassie - posted on 03/28/2009

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the thing is he does it when i take him away from something , if i take something away that he shouldnt have,tell him no , try to send him outta the room .... it is actually really bad right now he hing heads and he threw him self back even when i am holding him!!! i try not to let him hit the floor when he is standing and he does it  cuz i have hard wood flooring.. but even tho he does hit the floor lots he lays on his tummy and smashes his head on the floor and kicks his feet... i am worried he is gunna hurt him self bad...



 



althought thank you for replys and i am gunna try just walking away from him !!!!

Jennifer - posted on 03/28/2009

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I agree I have a 15 month old baby girl and she started this but we have tile floors so she only did it a few times. The hardest thing is watch my child throw her head back on the tile (I know it hurt by the thud it made) and just look away, however, she has not done it again!

Amanda - posted on 03/28/2009

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Honestly, I would just walk away from him when he starts throwing a tantrum. Once he realizes he is not getting any attention from it he will stop. He is only doing it to get a reaction out of you. I started doing this with my son and they literally will only last about 20 seconds now because he knows I am not going to pay attention to him when he acts like this (he is 26 mos. now). Good Luck!!

Tracy - posted on 03/28/2009

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my son is the exact same  if he knows the floor is a hard surface he will carefully pop put his head on the floor



its all for attention .......

Morag - posted on 03/28/2009

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my LO does this and she's 14 months. After a few times of bumping her head, she soon learnt to throw her tantrums and to "carefully" throw herself on the floor. Sad but true, they learn from their mistakes, you just have to let them do it a few times. Try getting him to do it on a carpet surface though ;)

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