Temper Tantrums

Colleen - posted on 08/31/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 27 month old is having temper tantrums that are so severe that he wets himself. I have tried staying in the room with him. tried holding him to comfort him, tried leaving the room he goes on for about a 1/2 hour screeching and throwing himself around on the floor until he pees. I don't know what to do.

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Candida - posted on 09/05/2009

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when my nephew was younger we bought a small rug called a blue rug and placed it in a quiet part of the house. When ever he through a tantrum we would ask him if he wanted to sit on the blue rug if he stopped then we would leave alone if the tantrum continued then we would place him on the rug and walk away until he was ready to calmly handle the situation. It even worked by asking him that when we went to stores and he started a tantrum because he knew we would set the groceries aside and return later when he was ready you would be surprised on how well store clerks will work with you on this. I can't guarantee it'll work for your child because every child is different but i hope the advice can help

Colleen - posted on 09/04/2009

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Thanks it is good to know that I am not alone and that what I am doing already is what I should be doing. Thank you for your encouraging words.

Karen - posted on 09/03/2009

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Hi Colleen, I symapthis with you completely my eldest daughter used to do this.



There is no hard fast thing I can suggest, what I used to do was give her a warning for her behaviour and if she continued I would move her to a save spot always in the same place where she couldn't see me but I could hear her make sure that there was nothing she could harm herself on and leave her to it. It's not an instant fix but gradually she realised that she wasn't getting any attention for the behaviour and the length of time the fits went on for got shorter till eventually I would be able to put her on a controlled time out for a specific length of time relevant to her age which I still use at 8 (1 min for each year). I was always over enthusiatic with any good behaviour so that she knew that Mum likes me doing this and I get attention for this but I don't if I behave badly.



I know that it's not easy to hear them breaking their hearts and many times I have been in tears caring this out but as long as they aren't in any pain and aren't physically hurting themselves then a child learns fast that I get no praise for this so why bother.



I hope this helps & good luckxxx

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