My sons is overall a great kid, but he has been having these temper tantrums lately. When he wants something and he doesn't get his way he gets upset (like most children). They say dont give in, and most times I don't. He just keeps yelling. My boyfriend (but not his father) eventually gives him what he wants. When he is at work and I am alone with my son, he doent respect when I say no. I tried spanking him (he gets even more upset and throws his toys at me), I tried putting him in time out (he wont stay where I put him), and I tried the positive approach by re-directing his attention to something else (he didnt want anything else). What should I do?Answer Question
Answer by ggiovanni at 10:57 AM on Aug. 16, 2009
Answer by CookieZenmilk at 10:58 AM on Aug. 16, 2009
At this age kids don't have the communication skills to tell you they are really MAD. Temper Tantrum is a way to express it and get it out. Acknowledging that he is mad (asking him "are you mad?" then say "I know you are really mad because you want...., but you can't have......). Give him a hug, and then go about your business and don't give in.
See some books on Anger/Acting Out/Temper Tantrums http://www.cjkidz.com/parentsgrandparentsteachers.html
Answer by momjs at 11:11 AM on Aug. 16, 2009
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