tantrums...

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Registered: 08-21-2006
tantrums...
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Tue, 12-05-2006 - 8:09am

i know that we have some DC that are around 2 yo. and BTDT moms.

how are you handling the tantrums? do you give time outs? do you just ignore? how long do your DS/DD's last?

we try and ignore, then do time outs and then ignore again. last night she cried for 30 minutes . any time i tried to comfort her or come near her, she would start up again. i was at my wits end.

-sheila

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Registered: 07-28-2006
In reply to: mama_martha
Tue, 12-05-2006 - 8:34am
well. my 2

~ Maggie ~

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Registered: 09-14-2006
In reply to: mama_martha
Tue, 12-05-2006 - 12:54pm

I agree with Maggie!

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Registered: 08-23-2006
In reply to: mama_martha
Tue, 12-05-2006 - 2:48pm

I am so glad you brought this topic up!! I am going through the same thing with Luke, who will be two in 2 weeks.

I have been doing time outs, which work at home, but not in public. I like the car idea. I think I will definately use that idea.

What about grabbing? My son likes to grab at kids, especially their hair. We tried warnings and time-outs. We also try "nice touch". He has been doing this for a while, and it is driving me in sane!! I hate being the mom with the "agressive child." Any suggestions??

Sheila, you are not allow. It just sounds like the terrible twos have started. Yippee!!! :)

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Registered: 08-21-2006
In reply to: mama_martha
Tue, 12-05-2006 - 4:25pm

hey susan,
that's tough. thankfully, S is not a grabber, but i am sure folks with kids know that that's typical kid behavior and it's a stage. she has other annoying traits like sticking her fingers in your ear!

i always hear be consistent with how you handle unwanted behavior and eventually they'll get it! man, i sure hope so.

yay, the twos, some times makes me wonder, did i say i want another one? LOL! i do and knowing that it is a phase is what gets me through the tantrums.

my poor DH had a rough go of it this a.m. since DD idd not want to get dressed!

thank god, they are so damn cute! it's tough to stay upset with them.

-sheila

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Registered: 08-23-2006
In reply to: mama_martha
Tue, 12-05-2006 - 5:41pm

lol! Yes, you are right!! I am sitting here wondering too?!? Do I really want another baby!?! lol!! Even though the 2's are hard, YES! I do want another!! Maybe we are crazy?!? lol!!

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Registered: 09-14-2006
In reply to: mama_martha
Tue, 12-05-2006 - 8:01pm

Hey Susan!

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Registered: 08-21-2006
In reply to: mama_martha
Tue, 12-05-2006 - 8:12pm

noooo, don't say that about the 3s!!

i thought because they talk more, understand more, that it's easier to reason with them - ?! LOL!

hey, i really like the put the toy in time out - i'll have to remember that one.

-sheila

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Registered: 08-23-2006
In reply to: mama_martha
Tue, 12-05-2006 - 8:19pm
Oh... wonderful. Something to look forward to!! Did I mention that I want more children? Am I nuts?!?
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Registered: 09-14-2006
In reply to: mama_martha
Tue, 12-05-2006 - 9:45pm

Actually they talk more and they can reason with you more!!!!

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Registered: 09-14-2006
In reply to: mama_martha
Tue, 12-05-2006 - 9:49pm

LOL, if you are nuts, I belong on the funny farm.

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