TANTRUMS

Tricia - posted on 11/05/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 3 year old has just now starting throwing these terrible tantrums - she is like the spawn of the devil - we have never seen this before - it has lasted about 2 weeks now - is this just terrible 3's or what?

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Tricia - posted on 11/11/2009

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Thank you all for your comments - Ignoring we do, but that only works for a short period of time. We are doing time outs and she does come out of that with a little better attitude. WOW 3's are hard - at least I know that I am not alone!

Angela - posted on 11/06/2009

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Hang in there. Our 7 year old had the issue (at 4), and our 3 1/2 has been better for the last few months now. When I would take our oldest to school he would scream, kick, bite, and hit from the moment we would put our shoes on until about an hour to two hours later. (I would have to carry him from point A to B very pregnant!) For me, if I left him in the room I was in and ignored him...he would get louder or try to fight me. So, I would put him in his crib (and later twin bed) and shut the door. If he would come out I would softly remind him that he could not come out until he was done screaming and place him back in his room.

Wricha - posted on 11/06/2009

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Hi, I truly wonder where my little girl went as she kicks and screams in fits of anger on the floor..I think that's the way children express their anger and frustration and we can't really get mad at them because they really don't know about rights and wrongs..best is to Ignore, stay calm and try to distract them this would give them a positive attention.

Jennifer - posted on 11/05/2009

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my 2 year old little one has a huge temper.... ignore ignore ignore... she will quickly learn she gets no attention from it.. when she calms down give her lots of hugs and attention .. praise praise praise. When she starts hitting me to get attention i put her in the bathroom for a time out.. keeping near the door and checking/asking if she has calmed down.. when she can respond calmly i let her out. I have only had to do this 2x in 6 months.. usually i can just threaten the bathroom and she calms right down. Letting her learn how to self soothe is the most important.. Making sure to stay consistant.. so your child knows with 100% certainty what the consequence will be.. never threaten unless you plan on carrying i through to the end. Hope this helps. Jenn

Nisha - posted on 11/05/2009

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We made it through the two's with nothing, and now, at 3, it's ridiculous. Screaming for no reason, back talk, etc. We just ignore her (or try to) most of the time, and that seems to work best. If we fight back or get angry, it just encourages her to continue.

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