2 year old tantrums....how do you deal????????

Janie - posted on 04/03/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )




My son is having the biggest tantrums lately when we tell him he can't do something. His whole body goes stiff and he turns red and he screams. It is so exhausting. Do other kids do this and how do you deal with it?

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Kristy-lee - posted on 01/24/2012




my little girl is horrible at the moment she always says no and we always have to do what she wants or she screams and she is so stubbon we just put her in her room alot lol

Candice - posted on 04/11/2010




I have a 9 yr old and a 3yr old (both girls)...this trick worked on both of them...for public tantrums...I'd shout out "hey everyone! look at this kid! she needs attention!" they got so embarrassed and stopped. The next time I'd remind them by asking "do you need some attention?" and they would immediately stop! :o)
people around me almost always laughed & said I wish I had tried that!...good luck!

Amii - posted on 04/04/2010




Oh yeah, it is definatly normal! it is around this age that little people gain a sense of self, they learn that they can try to controll what happens to them. It is our job as parents to teach them the correct way to communicate their needs and wants, and to accept that they wont always be happy with the answer. I have told and still tell my babies "thats fine you can have a temper tantrm if you like but my answer is still NO!" . Do not give in,if you do you are telling him that this is an ok way to get what he wants. My mum also gave me great advise once,choose your arguements, something important like bike helmets there is no arguement but you can use less important arguments to teach your children to discuss an issue without being rude, this is obviously further down the track from where you are at now, but what you do now will effect what happens later. he one I have found useful in public is to just walk away from them, by the time I get to the end of the supermarket isle they are usually running behind me!Goodluck we have all had them though!

Joanna - posted on 04/03/2010




If I'm at home I ignore it and when my daughter realizes she's not getting attention that way she stops it. In the stores or other public places I just try to bring enough special things with to use distraction, otherwise if that doesn't work I ignore it and just hurry or leave and go home.

There's a good book you might want to try though, called Happiest Toddler on the Block.

Kate CP - posted on 04/03/2010




Oh yea, they all do it. I shrug, say in a calm voice "I can't understand you when you scream" and walk away and ignore it. If I have to I put in ear plugs. When they realize the behavior isn't getting the attention they want they'll try something else.

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