Temper tantrum article

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Temper tantrum article
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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 10:26pm
Well, I'll admit, I thought by the 3rd kid, I would know it all, potty training would be a breeze, she'd be reading by 3, heck, i'd experienced it all already, I could handle anything. Ya, not so much... So, we are in the early throws of the terrible two's and temper tantrums galore. Something my other two actually never did, and since I am too cheap and too busy at the moment to buy and download the 1 2 3 magic that everyone keeps suggesting, I did come across this article which sounds very similar to the advice my daycare provider recently gave me. Thought it might be helpful to others out there!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harvey-karp/on-toddlers-help-theres-a_b_917345.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cipad%7Cdl4%7Csec3_lnk3%7C83559
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Registered: 04-08-2008
Fri, 08-05-2011 - 9:41am

That was a great article and the first sentence made me LOL!

Toddlers aren't big babies, or little adults. They're much more like...well... visitors from the Stone Age.

Isn't that the truth?!?

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 08-05-2011 - 11:02am
I've always used the walk away strategy with the other ones on the rare occassions they've done the temper tantrum thing, but with Madison, it is so not working, at least so far. She will sometimes sit in other room for 20 minutes throwing one after I've walked away from it. And like Landon, she throws one over anything she can think of it seems like. It seems like for the moment its a power struggle, she wants to do everything herself, which in the long term, is great, but in the short term, its really hard to let her spend 30 minutes going potty and getting herself dressed in the morning when we have to be out the door at 6:30.
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Registered: 04-08-2008
Mon, 08-08-2011 - 9:33am
I can't even imagine how frustrating it must be when you are trying to get out the door and you are dealing with a power struggle! I also thing that it is a great thing long term but it sure can test your patience in the short. I keep telling myself it is just a phase- it gives me a bit of hope on those days when my patience are shot!

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-26-2008
Thu, 08-11-2011 - 7:15am

Arrly, I know exactly how you are feeling.

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Registered: 01-29-2007
Fri, 08-12-2011 - 8:32pm

I have to say that this book was great, I run a daycare in my home and I have 4 kids that are between 2 and 4 plus mine and being able to use the tools in this book Happiest toddler really helped.