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How do you handle yourself when you feel your frustration build?

EX: today shopping and my 1 year old son throws a tantrum i get so embarassed i know it happens to moms all the time and can be out of our control especially at this age when they cant fully communicate they easily get frustrated themselves and resort to tantrums but i get so frustrated sometimes

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goldfish09

Asked by goldfish09 at 11:34 PM on Nov. 21, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • That's a toughy but maybe just try and ignore the tantrum or try talking to him in a very upbeat voice. The more frustrated he sees you the more frustrated he'll be
    Heidikans

    Answer by Heidikans at 11:39 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Thanks I feel like ignoring it is appropriate because i dont want to teach him that by doing that he gets what he wants but i always feel judged by witnesses like i dont know how to be a parent ive even had people ask whats wrong with him like they dont understand toddlers get frustrated plus he was getting his molars :/
    goldfish09

    Comment by goldfish09 (original poster) at 11:48 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Oh honey, anybody with kids KNOWS how you're feeling and totally gets it. My DS did the mother of all tantrums in Best Buy. This older couple walking past just laughed and said "we're glad we're out of that stage...good luck!" LOL The next time someone asks you that, look at them like they are the biggest moron alive and say "He's ONE??!!!" LOL
    Sometimes all the toddler needs is to lose the audience and the tantrum will stop. Can you move to where he can't see you, but you are still right there? Just on the other side of a rack or something. Sometimes this is hard to do if you're in the middle of a huge groc store aisle, but it does work. Hang in there, mama! You still have yet to go through the 3 yr old "why" stage. YAY!
    JawgaMom1

    Answer by JawgaMom1 at 2:30 AM on Nov. 22, 2010

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