I would try to a.) Ignore his tantrums. If he doesn't get a rise out of you he may end up realizing it doesn't do anything. OR b.) time outs..works for my kids (for the most part..sometimes she ends up just laughing in my face). Also always talk to him and give him the "words" to have him tell you what is wrong. Even if my daughter is freaking out I will say something like "Are you sad? Did you want to do that yourself?" Or something like that. A lot of frustration comes out of not being able to say what he wants and sometimes you have to give him the words. I think ignoring it, when possible, is such a good way of handling it. Others will say different but if you aren't noticing him when he acts bad why would he continue to act bad? Also congratulate him on being a good boy those times he is being good. I think that's all toddlers!
at 4:40 PM on Oct. 17, 2010