How should I handle tantrums with my 1 year old? What I have been doing, but not sure if it's the right way to handle it, is I have been giving her a light pat on the bottom and sitting her on the couch and saying: "No tantrums" in a firm, but kind voice.
Sometimes I know why she is throwing a tantrum. Those reasons are because she expected to be picked up and I didn't pick her up. Or she wants something that someone else has. Or she wants something that she is not allowed to have. Sometimes it's a mini tantrum that is thrown because she can't do something and needs help. In which case, I say: "do you need help?" and then help her. And sometimes she throws a tantrum and I'm not sure why at all. She will be playing with a toy and just get frustrated. My husband says that I need to discipline for tantrums. And I agree. But, I don't know what discipline is developmentally appropriate for a 1 year old. She just turned 1 on February 18.
Answer by seecb at 1:32 PM on Mar. 2, 2011
Answer by NHRachel at 4:58 PM on Mar. 2, 2011
Answer by hootie826 at 5:09 PM on Mar. 2, 2011