Temper tantrum advice?
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|Tue, 02-09-2010 - 2:53pm|
Tim is in the throes of "The Terrible Twos" that every parent hears about, and I'm just wondering if there are some sanity-saving tips for getting through the fits he throws. He hates to come home from any outing, but today something set him off before we left and I had no options for letting him cool off on his own - he had to come with me into the store and that just prolonged the tantrum. *Sigh*
I think I have to get him to learn the difference between "good boy" and "bad boy" so that he can choose to be cooperative. I'm not opposed to a reward for that, but I hate when it becomes a bribe in the middle of a tantrum - like "If you just stop, you'll get a treat." I might not have a choice at this point 'cause distraction still works the best for calming him down.
Thanks for letting me vent a little!