My 2 year old daughter acts out at the drop of a hat. My husband and i are constantly walking on eggshells so as to not "set her off" She cries over diapers, getting dressed, etc. Picks up whatever is not to heavy and tries to throw it. We express that it does not make us happy and we are really trying to not bride her into calming down. But when we walk away and let her work it out it can take up to 30 minutes for her to stop and it's down right scary. I have asked all my family and friends and "of course" no one's child has ever acted this way. Is this the terrible twos? this behavor just started out of the blue 8 days ago and we're at a loss as to what to do. She has always been a very happy little girl and in public you would think she had wings on. It's as if she knows she is controlling the situation by acting that way. Do we use "time out" and how do we get her to stay there?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 7:53 PM on May. 30, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)
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I think your child is going through the terrible twos. I have read that @ that age it is very normal for children to throw things and act out. I think how you deal with it depends on your child. We have used time out and we also send the kids to their room. I think if she is having a tantrum it might work best to stay calm (I know its hard) and tell her in a matter-of-fact way that I am putting you in your room and when you calm down you may come out. I have done this to my son and he has actually gone to sleep (he was overly tired). If she continues to throw things you might try the time out technique. Some of the others have outlined the technique well . I think it is natural for kids to try and have their way. They are very smart and can be manipulative. Just be firm and let her know that she can be angry but there is an acceptable and unacceptable way to show anger. Hang in there! This stage will pass. Trust me.
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