My son has this new thing that when he doesn't get what he wants he screams to the top of his lungs and falls on the floor any advice on this.Answer Question
Answer by AK_aries at 5:27 PM on Mar. 27, 2009
Answer by twinkie925 at 6:06 PM on Mar. 27, 2009
I wouldn't say a word and I'd leave the room. If he follows you, keep ignoring him and walking away until he stops. Once he stops, then get down to his eye level and in a low, firm voice explain to him that the screaming and throwing himself is unacceptable behavior. Teach him some acceptable alternatives. My older son was allowed to say loudly "I am very angry" or "I am very frustrated." When he chose the acceptable behavior, I would drop everything, give him my full attention, and help him work through the specific problem. It really empowered him and stopped the crying and whining. He also got the attention he wanted and as a bonus did not embarrass himself, lol.
Answer by DeTora_Family at 8:51 PM on Mar. 27, 2009