The background info: 3 kids 9, 2, and 1 month. The 2 year old who, when prompted can have tantrums that last for hours on end. I dont remember my 9 year old ever really having meltdowns of this magnitude. I realize tantrums are normal for her age group but when does a tantrum become a red flag for something more than just a 2 year old having trouble dealing with her own emotions?
I have seen my two year old throw things, and even a couple of times beat her head on the floor. Developmentally I believe she is on track. I havent noticed anything that would lead me to believe there is something wrong beyond her fits of rage. I am only curious because it affects the whole family negatively but I dont want to get laughed at by a pediatrician who may think I am just over reacting to the situation.
So for the moms out there who have gone through this already, what is a "normal" 2 year old tanrum? Is putting her in "quiet time" a correct way of handling it because it doesnt really seem to help much, and could this just be part of her personality?
Answer by Anonymous at 8:42 PM on Jun. 26, 2011
Answer by 2and1 at 8:45 PM on Jun. 26, 2011
Answer by fiatpax at 8:46 PM on Jun. 26, 2011
She may just be very persistant on what she wants. You compared her to your older child (which is all you have to go on I get that) but your older child didn't have to fight for attention as your 2 y/o probably does (just a guess not saying you're a bad mom) with having an older and younger sibling. In birth order the middle child tends to have more "issues".
Give this a read.
Answer by luvmygrlz at 8:48 PM on Jun. 26, 2011
Answer by nurse_maya at 8:56 PM on Jun. 26, 2011
Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:18 PM on Jun. 26, 2011
Answer by girlwithC at 12:02 AM on Jun. 27, 2011
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