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how do you control temper rantrums at home

she screams , hollars doesnt listen at all and she has special needs

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Asked by scorvin at 8:33 PM on Jan. 3, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • We do time outs, and we add a minute if he yells or screams about it. They can get long, though, because he's stubborn. But after the time out we talk about how the yelling and screaming didn't help him get what he wanted, and usually it's a little while before he repeats the process.

    Answer by debbymichelle at 8:55 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • thnks for the post i do time-out 2 but she does the same thing over n over n laughs about it

    Comment by scorvin (original poster) at 8:57 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • Sounds like she's trying to get a reaction from you. Show no emotion when you put her in time out. When she sees there's a negative implication with no funny faces and reactions from you to see, it won't be worth doing anymore. Put her in time out with a simple, sorry, kiddo, that's not acceptable/allowed, and then no more talking to her until the time out is over. If she moves, put her back with no emotion until she stays. If she gets up as fast as you put her there (mine have) simply stand in front of her with your back to her, looking very bored and non-nonchalant (remember, no talking). To counter-balance this, make a BIG deal over the little things she does right. Big "Yay!" and maybe tell daddy or gramma to get a big reaction there, too. (we use to actually call gramma over the phone when DD slept with no binky) It's a matter of conditioning & will take a little time & a lot of patience, but I swear, it really works!

    Answer by CrunchyCarol at 9:17 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • thnk u i might try that

    Comment by scorvin (original poster) at 9:21 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • I ignore many of them. If he gets no reaction from me, he stops.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 8:43 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • Be firm follow through be consistant. Yelling, warn her no yelling if she continues tell her the consequence for her not stopping, if she continues follow through with consequence. After a while she'll get the hint. With special needs repetition is the answer

    Answer by tamik981 at 6:36 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

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