What do I do about my daughters tantrums. They are out of control.

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Viki - posted on 04/01/2010

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Rachelle, thank you for your quick and extensive answear . I'll think about the things you wrote, maybe I'll manage to prevent my son's tantrums.

Rachelle - posted on 04/01/2010

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I was reading something today that says to figure out what might be causing the tantrums (is he tired, hungry, upset about something being taken away, etc.) and when you figure out what it is, try to catch it before it happens. I have noticed that my son's tantrums are being triggered by hunger. As soon as he is hungry, I make sure to feed him and he is happy again. If I am going to take something away, I make sure to warn him and try to get him to give it to me on his own terms first and this seems to help. If he is tired, well, I just put him to bed. He has had 2 naps a day for the last couple days because he has been so cranky when normally he only has 1 a day. My son hates getting his diaper changed (we are working on getting him potty trained), so when I lay him on the change table I give him something to play with and if that doesn't work, I make a funny face or noise (the new one is growling like a bear) and he thinks it is funny, copies me, and forgets that he just got a diaper change. The only other advice I have been given is...it will pass. I know how hard it is to deal with it on a daily basis, but I just keep reminding myself that they are only small for so long and then we'll be wondering how they got so big!

Viki - posted on 04/01/2010

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I have the same problem. Tried nicely, tried ignoring, tried shauting at him, tried holding him - but it only makes things worse ! I'm so desperate, I don't know what to do !

Rachelle - posted on 03/24/2010

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My son is 19 months old and has been having tantrums...on his stomach, banging his fists on the floor and kicking his feet, hitting everyone, throwing things...he is a very sweet boy, but these tantrums have us troubled. He is a very active boy so my mom suggested that leaving him in his room may not be a safe place for him and to keep our eyes on him at all times. We are now trying to hold him tight in our arms while he is screaming and keep telling him that when he calms down he can go free (he hates being held tight against his will). As he calms down, we slowly loosen our grip and he really is responding to this well. This way we can also be sure he isn't hurting himself or anyone/anything else around him. Hope this might help!

Bridgett - posted on 03/24/2010

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Talk to your child's pediatrician first. Make sure it's not a different issue. He/She can give you advice and resources. Also look around in the community for free child behaviour or parenting classes for your child's age group.. I have taken 2 of these different classes and they have taught me different things and different ways to handle these situations.

Rachael - posted on 03/22/2010

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Does your daughter throw tantrums to get your attention or is it because she doesn't get what she wants? For this behavior I would ignore it so she isn't getting the desired attention from you. Of coarse this is difficult if tantrums are in public. Unfortunately my child is pretty well behaved in public so I can't help with that scenario.

Alisha - posted on 03/19/2010

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well a couple things. . . i ahve 2 daughters 3.5 yrs and 2.5 yrs. My oldest never really has major one so she always went into time out were as my second child has to be placed in her room. i tried everything with her and nothing worked so on supernanny they happened to have a child that kinda acted like mine and she said to place them in their rooma dnt hey can come out when ready. well ive been doing that for a bit now and its kinda working... i don't like to but the last 2 days ive had to shut the door as she was doing the same thing as if she was in time out so. so its going not to bad. . im not one to shut doors but i have learnt i ahve to . . to make it work. good luck

Jackie - posted on 03/19/2010

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Is your daughter doing them all the time? How old is she? Is she in school or pre-school. What is she doing thats out of control- is she violent?

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