Temper tantrums

Rebecca - posted on 06/10/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter is going through a phase right now where everytime you tell her no she throws a fit. I've gotton to the point where I walk out of the room but then she gets up and follows me to continue throwing the fit. It really gets trying on my patience. I try to wait until she gets done to dicipline her for it by a little pop on the bottom but it doesn't seem to help at all. Please help! Any suggestions would be great.

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I know that there are definately times when "No!" is appropriate, but when able, I think it is really important to let them know why you are saying no. "No, that's not safe, you can fall and hurt yourself"...... and be able to have a "conversation" about it even before they can really communicate. I find that giving choices is also really helpful like, "You can't have/do that right now, but you can do this or this.", or "You can have/do that later today when mommy has time to help you". Aknowledge that you understand that they are frustrated or angry about not being able to what they want at the moment. Make sure you take time to interact/play with her even just for a little bit every day. hope this helps :) Hang in there!!!!

Jenn - posted on 06/11/2009

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the best thing I have done for both my daughters, 5 and 1 is to ignore them till they are done. My 5year wasn't as bad as my little one! But when she starts I walk out of the room, if she follows I leave that room. If I need to be in the room that she is in then I pick her up and place her in another room. Then when she is done she will come over and I ask her r u done and she will say YES!

Donnette - posted on 06/10/2009

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You need to minimize her tantrum throwing now or she will embarras you in public.

You need to gain more patience. Ignore her until she completely stops but take a sneek peek every now and again to make sure she is not hurting herself. You need to use psychology on her and tell her if she continues like this she mommy cannot play anymore. Or give a little spank where she can feel it and ignore her until she stops.

Kylie - posted on 06/10/2009

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i have that with my 3yr old son. we put him in the bedroom and close the door. everytime he comes out he goes back in there. we keep him in there when he is quiet for 3 mins cos of his age. 1 min per year they are. then we explain to him he can come out when he settles and behaves. sometimes this takes a little while. but he is much better now and doesnt play up as much. if he starts i warn him with, "do you want to go to your room?" he soon stops.

but depending on how old your daughter is this may not work. it worked when he was 2 as well.. Good Luck

Kylie - posted on 06/10/2009

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i have that with my 3yr old son. we put him in the bedroom and close the door. everytime he comes out he goes back in there. we keep him in there when he is quiet for 3 mins cos of his age. 1 min per year they are. then we explain to him he can come out when he settles and behaves. sometimes this takes a little while. but he is much better now and doesnt play up as much. if he starts i warn him with, "do you want to go to your room?" he soon stops.

but depending on how old your daughter is this may not work. it worked when he was 2 as well.. Good Luck

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