My 11 month old, almost 1 year old, has recently been developing quite the attitude when things are taken away that he shouldn't have, when he wants something he can't have, when he's ready to leave a store, etc. It can be hard to deal with and embarrassing at times. What can I do to stop this before it continues through toddler-hood?Answer Question
Make sure you never give back anything youve taken away so he knows his screaming doesn't do him any good. If he throws tantrums in the store, put anything he wanted back. Yes it'll cause more screaming the first couple times but in the future he'll know if he throws tantrums he won't get anything. Be consistent. Don't give in no matter how much you want to.
Answer by MamaChamp at 7:27 PM on Feb. 18, 2009
Don't give in no matter what! That just shows him if he screams and protests hard enough, you'll give him what he wants. You have to remain steady too...you can't some times follow through with NO then some times give in! Also time out's..when he's naughty tell him WHY he's being placed in time out. After you sit him out for about 15 minutes, let him go back to what he was doing..if he does it again, time out again! He's going to see a pattern, that it's not ok to do what he was doing. Time out should be in a play pen, because he's 1 he won't stay on a chair or sit some place without getting up..that or his crib. You just have to stick to it, be firm. If you are shopping, toys etc...make sure you say NO and ignore his tantrum! DON'T try to silence him because your in public either, cause he'll figure he can do it every time! Hope this helps, not much else you can do with a almost 1 yr old.
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