what can i do to get my two year old to stop throwing fit every where we go?

Ashley - posted on 11/10/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )




she is a very smart little girl dont get me wrong i feel like she is driveing me crazy the only person she listen to is her daddy ?


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Authority born of love will give you obedience out of love.
Maybe I'm just old fashioned , but nothing beats a hiding. BUT they need to know the difference between a proper hiding and just a whack on the bum. Soon , you can just ask , "Do you want a hiding ?" They'll know exactly what you're talking about and stop their bad behaviour.
Ignoring doesn't help !
If you're in a public place other people get inconvenienced because you're ignoring your misbehaving child. Sort the child out and let him / her know it's unacceptable.
Also , the child's room should be a place of safety and comfort. If your way of handling bad behaviour is time out , it should be in a neutral place where there are no distractions. Surely in his / her room all the toys are readily available ? Where's the point in that ?

Camille - posted on 11/10/2009




I need help on this as well!! my daughter likes to scream all the time whether she gets mad about something or anything. I have done the ignoring but she only screams more. I have started to talk to her and tell her she does not need to scream about everything. ask her what it is she wants. we were at the hospital visting a family member and we took something away from her that she could not play with and she screamed bloody murder!!! so we left. what do you do with an 18 month old that likes to scream all the time????

Kim - posted on 11/10/2009




ignore her. i know it can be hard but it works. try taking healthy snak with you. or if u see a warning sign of an approching tantrum distract her. hope it helps

Theresa - posted on 11/10/2009




what works for me is to take her aside, get down at her level and talk in a soft quiet voice. I give her choices that are approrpirate. For example, at the fair she wanted to walk independently and it wasn't safe, but she was being stubborn. I took her aside and gave her 3 choices, sit in the stroller, hold hands or be carried, she immediately refused so I repeated the options. It worked with my now 7 yr old and it works with my 2 yr old. She made the choice to sit in the stroller.

Shannon - posted on 11/10/2009




I know it sounds harsh but I have found that the ignoring method or the cuddling methods don't work with tempre tantrums. Standing them up getting down on their level and telling them firmly, "No we do not do that." Had the best effect on my children. It might take a few times of standing them back on there feet if they are kicking and screaming but if you are gently about and stick with it it they will get the idea.

Heather - posted on 11/10/2009




Don't worry. I've been there many times. What I have learned is to pay attention to when my child's nap time is. If it is close to nap time, then I wait to do my errands until after my kids have slept and had a snack. If they act up in public, then I leave everything in the cart and go straight home. I only had to do this a couple of times, but eventually they got the point that I wasn't going to put up with it.

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