Justin started his temper tantrums about a month ago too. So far (knocking on wood) they seem to pass quickly. I don't give in to what he wants and I just ignore him. I make sure that he is not doing anything that he is going to hurt himself with. He is usually fine in about a minute or so. I will ask him if he is done and he says yes and then he goes and does something eles without a second thought about what he just had a fit about.
9/19/08 3:12 P
Ha ha, Susan, that cracks me up!! I haven't really been on these boards for a long time either, but after reading through some of the posts today, I had to comment. My son has been the same way - a little angel until a couple of weeks ago and now this horrible child! We have been putting him in his crib (we haven't moved over to a bed yet) sort of as a time-out, just to calm down and while it does work, I feel like I can't constantly be putting him in bed! Good luck with whatever you choose to do and hopefully you can find something that works. If you do, please let me know!
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9/19/08 1:13 P
I tell reagan to go to her room because i dont want to listen to it and usually tell her it sounds like she needs a nap. But i know that will one day bite me in the ass, you know when she decides to tell me it sounds like i need a nap.
9/18/08 3:47 P
We have started using time-outs as well. Not all the time though. We mostly use redirection or distraction, but when he gets really out of control or defiant, we do put him in a time-out. For our time-out, we sit him down in the corner. Not facing the corner, but just sit him down in a quiet corner of the kitchen where there is nothing to do and tell him that he needs to calm down. Amazingly enough he stays there and calms down pretty quickly.
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9/18/08 11:01 A
I've started taking Morgan to her room and telling her that she's in time out. Now this used to not work but now all of a sudden all I have to say is "go to your room" and she'll turn around and go and start crying. It's like it hurts her feelings. If she comes out and she's still crying I ask her if she's better and if she says no I make her go back in her room for a while. Every kid is different though. This is what works for us.
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9/18/08 10:57 A
Hi everyone! I've been away for a long time but it's good to be back Here's my questions to you all. Damien 21 months and about a month ago he was the sweetest most well behaved child I could ever hope for. Then his world changed. My mom (who had been taking care of him for about a year while I was at work) moved out of state so he was introduced to day care. I just don't know how to deal with his tantrums he gets mad for just about anything. My DH and I have tried coddling, being stern, ignoring, and nothing seems to help. In fact when we try to talk to him he wants us to go away and says bye to us. Any other ideas?
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