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how to derail temper tantrums

Posted by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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hi there I'm Kristy and I have a 15 month old son who has started throwing temper tantrums. Now I know most kids go through this stage at some point. But my problem is that his cousin has some behavioral problems and does it often. Being that I'm a third shift worker he stays with them during the week. so just as I start to get in control of it....it starts again. Any tips ???? I've hit a road block

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Luvmy2babies22
by Platinum Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 5:45 PM

redirection before it escalates

RobynS
by Robyn on Jan. 1, 2013 at 6:04 PM

remaining as calm as possible yourself is helpful. I've found that just hugging my DD tightly, without saying a word, sometimes helps. She might scream (in my ear) for another moment, but then I think the physical contact becomes comforting and reassuring and she starts to calm down.

Good luck!

sophiesmom07
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 6:17 PM

I hate the tantrums. My 2 year old has started doing this.   With my son I calmly get close and say "No screaming!" then I walk away.  Sometimes this works. I also put him in the crib for a few minutes and say "You have to stop crying." He seems to get it and stops crying because he's so desperate to get out!

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