My son's 5, & has gotten into these horrible screaming tantrums. He screams, crys, says 'i want daddy', whenever he doesn't get his way. I've tried talking to him, explaining the 'punishment', asking him what happens when he doesn't follow the rules, & he knows he gets a time-out for 5 minutes. But then he throws these fits, kicking & hitting, & most recently, spitting. His dad's an ass, & always tells me my son doesn't throw fits at dad's house. Last week I decided to start putting my son on 'restriction', where he's not allowed to play indoors or outdoors, but can only sit in a chair & do nothing or practice writing his alphabet (we're doing 2 letters at a time). I don't know what to do! I can't spank (which is my usual method) because I'm afraid of what might happen if CPS got involved, even though spanking's not against the law. My son talks horribly mean to both my husband & I, & has tried to spit on both of us! What can I do? How can I help my son change his behavior? Time-outs don't work, putting him in his room doesn't work, & my 2 year old's doing these damn tantrums now too! Except she's A LOT worse. help!Answer Question
Answer by judimary at 11:14 PM on Apr. 26, 2011
John Rosemond is wonderful. He is a no nonsense type of child psychologist.
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