I would like to hear from all of you on how to successfully discipline your child(ren) when they have a tantrum or a fit...I have tried time outs without much success and I i dont know what else to try. I have tried spanking or taking away some of his toys when he misbehaves but that doesnt seem to work either. Thank you for your input.Answer Question
Answer by -LovingMamma- at 12:08 PM on Nov. 2, 2010
Answer by maxsmom11807 at 12:12 PM on Nov. 2, 2010
we do a more cause and effect method of disciplining. for example, if you choose not to pick up your toys you choose to loose them (i pack them up and send them to the attack) if you choose to yell at your brother, you choose to no longer be in the playroom (or wherever the incident happened) etc....
if my son throws a fit, i don't intervene. I walk away and say "when you are ready to talk like a 4yr old, i'm ready to listen" as long as he's screaming or rolling around in the floor, i ignore him. we've been doing this for awhile and i will say he rarely every throws a fit these days and when he does, they are much shorter and less dramatic than they use to be. when he is ready to talk, we discuss better ways to handle whatever it was that led to the fit. using words, leaving the situation etc....
i have found time outs to not work well either. we've never spanked.
Answer by rfurlongg at 12:13 PM on Nov. 2, 2010