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My daughter has a bad temper and she's only 1 ?

What can i do to help with her temper when she's mad she starts hitting you in your face or starts talking back but of course in baby talk she really can't say much just a couple of words or she throws her self on the floor till she gets the attention she wants but lately i haven't been getting her that attention she wants when she throws herself i've just been ignoring her and she gets even more mad when i ignore her i don't know what to do anymore im frustrated to the max i've had enough of it . any ideas ladies to get my daughter to act right in front of people or in public ?

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Asked by alexia_09 at 3:14 AM on Dec. 18, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Are you sure it's not a phase? What's her daily schedule like, if she has one? Have you thought about interactive stuff to do with her?

    Answer by _Tam_ at 3:18 AM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Tam , her daily schedule is waking up at 8:30 in the morning brushing her teeth of course eating watching tv for about 20 minutes then i do flash cards with her words at least 30 mins everyday and then she just plays with her cousin for a while and then eat lunch takes an hour nap wakes back up plays watches tv eats then i point out to her her body parts so she can know what they are i do that at least for 15 mins then i read her a book then she eats dinner or a snack and by 9 clock she's in bed .

    Comment by alexia_09 (original poster) at 3:24 AM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Let her know what is allowed and what isn't. Be consistent. I used to ignore my sons tantrums and they ended quickly once he knew I would not give in. If you are used to giving in she knows it and will tantrum until you do. It will be hard to get over that. Praise her when she does things right. You might want to look at the book The Strong Willed Child and you might want to start time outs too or take away whatever is her most important thing for an appropriate time. Whatever you do stay calm & be consistent and loving. GL

    Answer by elizabr at 10:37 AM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • My 1 year old acts the same but only when her spoiling aunt is around its all for the attention i dont pay her no mind and let aunty see what she caused if she continues i remove her from the audience an act like nothing ever happened she will settle down and is doing it much less now :)

    Answer by premiemom18 at 1:58 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Sounds like she's getting too much TV. My kids get only 30 minutes of tv a day, 15 minutes in the morning, 15 at night. The only time they are given more than that is when a, their dad's home, or b, it's the weekend. It could also be that she's learning this behavior from her cousin. Is the playtime at your house or the cousins' house? If it's at your house, is she seeing you give the cousin more attention than she is given? If it's at the cousins' house, then are you there with her? Or is she there while you do your cleaning or errends? If she's there without you, then she's either learned this behavior from the cousin and has decided to try it out at home, in which case it is a phase and the best thing to do is punish her to set her right for misbehaving. Or she could be acting out because she wants to have more time with you. Either way you still need to set down the rules as well as punishments so that this isn't keepingup

    Answer by momnstepmom at 9:01 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

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