Oh my gosh...My girl is only 17 months old, but I have a feeling this child will be stubbourn for the rest of her life! I wish the best to the person who marries her! LOL...I don't think there's much you really can do. Trying to reason with them if they are throwing a fit won't happen, and if you try to be stern and/or yell that won't work at all, it will just make things worse. But, what I do find that works is just not acknowledging the tantrum and continue doing what you are doing, or just show no reaction to the tantrum and look at him for a second....or walk away if it's safe to do so, and give your child time to cool off and realize his temper wasn't getting him anywhere. What I am learning is that until they are of the age to learn that the world really doesn't revolve around them, they will test to see how far they can get, and what they get in return.
at 11:39 AM on Jan. 27, 2009