my 2 and a half year old is exhibiting these kinds of tantrums lately. and, just like my 4 and a half year old when she went thru this phase, she's nearly impossible to control during these battles. even the look in her eye is different. when my oldest when thru it at age 3, i thought at first she had behavioral issues, because of that rage-like attitude that came out of her and the same crazed look. however i learned later that these were actually "normal" for some kids and the phase passes. well, it did pass with my oldest and now my middle daughter is starting it. she is generally a very happy, sweet and sensative child, and a pretty damn good listener, except for when this "monster" comes out of her. whatever the battle is about, i can't talk to her, reason with her, or anything. it's like a storm that i have to wait out - and it does eventually pass. but during the storm it's terrible. today she hurt herself trying to "win the battle". i tried everything, i even tapped her leg for kicking me, and got no reaction out of her. she was just determined to get her way. finally, i left her alone, and looked the other way while she flipped out, and maybe 10 minutes later she ran up to me and gave me a hug.
if you have a child that's strong willed and goes through these moments, what do you do during them? just let them be or do you have a method of intervening that actually works? please let this phase pass soon! =/
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