toddler tantrums

Hayley - posted on 09/13/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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i have little girl whos 2 in november she has deffently had the terrible 2,s for ages now she screams and shouts espically when in shops she wont listen to me she will only listen to her dad has anyone got any advice

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Heather - posted on 09/13/2009

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Wow - those tantrums... sometimes I want to cry too!! I agree with what Destry has recommended. I know with my daughter, the tantrums can be worse if she is tired, uncomfortable or simply out of sorts. My schedule (ie. grocery shopping) is often set around moods and naps.



Hang in there! Email me if you need a hug...or need to have a tantrum yourself.

Destry - posted on 09/13/2009

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When your home ...Time outs!!!!! Dont get angrey, just put her somewhere out of the way, a quiet spot or room..not as a punishment no time limits..or what have you, but as a chance to go chill out, when she is throwing a fit... when she starts to flip out, just pick her up and put her in the quiet spot, tell her when she is ready to be calm she can come back and play or whatever she was doing at the time. leave her alone in her spot and let her flip... if she comes out, ask her if she is calm. If she is not.. then put her right back and tell her again she needs to be calm first.. just keep doing that consistantly and it'll get better after a while.. pretty soon all you'll have to say is "time out ?" and she'll calm down.. it works mostly with my kids, they still have their moments, but its not too bad...

the only advice for stores is give her a job... have her help you find things... I used to have my daughter find colors... I would go in and say what color are we looking for today? then either I or her would pick a color..red, blue, so she would point out everytime she would see the color we picked.. Over there.. Red! Red Box Mamma! and I would say good job and encourage her everytime ..

it would for the most part get us through grocery shopping without too many issues...

just find a little game that works for her....

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