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How can I tell when my 16 month old is having a crying tantrum versus when she's hurt or really upset? The cries really sound similar.

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Asked by SlightlyPerfect at 5:59 PM on May. 7, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I have a 16 month old too. And with him I can just tell. Most times he will stop his little feet.

    Answer by Brandi300 at 6:02 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • My 12 month old throws tantrums already.. and I can't always tell right away, but usually I can tell by what caused the tantrum.. like if I told her no.. she's prolly just throwing a tantrum..

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:05 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • Tears,,, most kids who are having a FIT do not produce tear. That said. So you are trying to tell us, you can not READ your child yet? If your child wants something and you do not give it to him/her them he/she falls out. That is a fit/tantrum


    Answer by louise2 at 6:11 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • the things he dose like squeal or stomp. my son will be 2 soon so where up to the throwing ourselves on the floor, real cries like I'm hurt come with tears. and not giving something is not always a fit. my son throws them when he bump his knees or what not on his toy kuse hes mad at the toy. and just kuse he 2 don't mean he talks so he still cries over more juice in his sippy.

    Answer by Manda_Evans at 9:52 PM on May. 7, 2010

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