My 18 month old is my 2nd child. She is in the same day are my son was in at the same age. They learn words and sign language. There are days that all she will do is throw a fit, she will not use her words or signs, even when we remind her. All I know to do is place her in her crib until the fit is over, it is the only safe thing I know to do. No, she can not get out of her crib yet. But yet she can cry a river at the drop of a hat and go for at least 5 mins, now she is learning to throw things, kick and swing her arms. How do I calm her down and at the same time let her see that her actions are not good ones?
Answer by momma_marian at 8:42 AM on Jul. 3, 2009
Answer by Mel30248 at 9:06 AM on Jul. 3, 2009
Thank you for the thoughts and suggestions. I do my best to get her to look at me and calm down, that is usually when I get kicked and I'm almost 19 weeks pregnant with the 3rd. My way of staying calm is putting her in her crib, but I know one day she will learn to climb out. I do my best to tell her to calm down, look at me and ask what's wrong. I suggest other things like coloring and playing with toys, but that is when she throws things. My son would talk and throw things while having a fit, it was easy to figure out that he was upset with the toys. She will not use words, she just keeps crying and screaming.
Answer by wmbeener at 9:16 AM on Jul. 3, 2009