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My daughter is throwing tantrums when I leave her at daycare and today she hit another little boy, I don't know why shes doing this or what to do about it?

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Louise9587

Asked by Louise9587 at 2:38 PM on Jun. 20, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Sounds like she is acting out because of a change in her life. Have you and your signifigant other been fighting in front of her or being abusive to each other. Have you been yelling at her? Kids don't just "throw tantrums" just because. Something is disrupting the life of this poor child. It is your job as the parent to see what the problem is and fix it. good luck.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:42 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • Maybe there is something going on at daycare you are not aware about or maybe she just needs her mother's attention. People tend to think that these people are good substitutes, but they are not mom. She also may be getting sick.
    attap5

    Answer by attap5 at 3:21 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • Does she get enough time with you when you don't have work? Has she just started going to daycare? Do you sneak out? The first thing is to make sure she gets "Mommy and Me" time whenever possible so she doesn't feel short changed when it comes to mommy's love and time. If she has just started going to daycare and is used to being home with you or has recently switched daycares, she could be having trouble adjusting to the sudden change in her daily life. Explain to her that if she wants to have nice clothes to wear and toys to play with, mommy has to work and that means she has to stay with the other kids who's mommies and daddies work. Maybe just tell her that she's going to go play with other kids her age while mommy makes money for the family. If you sneak off, try telling her your going instead. Get her set up with an activity then tell her that mommy has to go and tell her when you will be back to get pick her up.
    MamaStuart

    Answer by MamaStuart at 10:45 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

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