I've done the "tried and true" method of just ignoring her... (My DD is almost 18 months old). However, she is VERY hard-headed. What other ways can I get her to quit throwing tantrums every time she doesn't get her way?
Answer by AmiJanell at 6:52 PM on Jul. 11, 2010
Answer by maiahlynn at 3:34 PM on Jul. 11, 2010
Answer by poptart0325 at 3:34 PM on Jul. 11, 2010
Answer by elizabr at 3:36 PM on Jul. 11, 2010
Learn to avoid situations that lead up to tantrums. If your child has tantrums when hungry then feed your child lots of snacks and carry healthy foods with you when you go out. Explain things before so your child knows what to expect. Acknowledge your child's feelings.
My grandson is 21 mo and very independent and strong willed. He would be having tantrums all the time if we didn't know how to handle him. My son had to drop something off and my grandson wanted to stay with me. He spends about every other day. I couldn't keep him today. My son had explained that before he came in. We let him be a little sad on my lap and I said something like you wish you could stay. We talked to him and my son pried him away. By the time he got to the door he was ok and could wave and say, "later."
Answer by Gailll at 3:39 PM on Jul. 11, 2010
My grandson had a few tantrums around 18 mo with his father and me and will still have them with his mother. I decided when I became a mother that I wanted to enjoy being a parent and I wanted to be a good parent. I read parenting books, became involved with La Leche League, went to parenting conferences, took psychology courses in grad school, and did other things to keep learning. Parenting is a learned skill.
If you give your daughter small choices it will help her be less "hard headed." Don't ask her what she wants to wear, let her choose between 2 or 3 tops. Let her choose what color cup she wants. When you go shopping let her pick one treat under a certain amount ($1, $3). I did this with my kids but I had veto power. Don't sweat the small stuff.
Answer by Gailll at 3:49 PM on Jul. 11, 2010
Answer by Rosxjun at 3:53 PM on Jul. 11, 2010
Children should never be spanked, hit, popped, slapped, bit, or any of the other mean things that may be suggested on cm. I is inhumane, ineffective, and is used by parents that don't have parenting skills to control their children. Punishiment rarely stops bad behavior and never teaches good behavior.
Ignoring tantrums works with normal kids. When you have a toddler on the extreme of strong willed, ignoring isn't going to work. You need to do more. You can think of toddler personality as being a continuum with a few being calm, go with the flow type kids, most being kids that are normal and affected by heredity and environment, and a few that are very strong willed (heredity?)
Answer by Gailll at 3:58 PM on Jul. 11, 2010
Answer by piercedbeauty21 at 9:53 AM on Jul. 12, 2010
Answer by NannyB. at 3:39 PM on Jul. 11, 2010
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