How to handle tantrums?

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Registered: 07-10-2010
How to handle tantrums?
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Sun, 10-10-2010 - 5:49pm

I have a child, just turned 2 and throws a lot of tantrums. Sometimes, they are over nothing. Or it seems she is just looking for something to get mad about.

How do you handle? Let the child express herself, ignore her, put her in time out? What do you do?

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Registered: 05-12-2005
Sun, 10-10-2010 - 7:31pm

I think it depends on what the tantrum is about. If its over something that hugely disappointed to them, I would comfort. It is over not getting what they want, I ignore, unless it escalates, then I put him in his room and tell him he can come out when he has calmed down. I do timeouts if its a tantrum over something he shouldn't have done.. but still wants to.

 

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Registered: 07-10-2010
Mon, 10-11-2010 - 4:31pm

The tantrums usually escalate. They are worse when I am driving the car and cannot do anything about it. I have to concentrate when I am driving. She just turned two, the tantrums are getting worse every day.

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Registered: 05-12-2005
Tue, 10-12-2010 - 3:18pm

The car is the worst!!! Logan will occationally throw a fit if he drops something and wants me to get it. I tell him that I can't when I'm driving.. and sometimes he'll get upset. I find that having a movie on in the backseat is a helpful distraction.. or a discussion about something he really likes.. or a verbal game...

What does she throw tantrums about in the car?

 

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