Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Very worried mum | 2009-12-02


Behaviour Problem

My child was a cranio child who suffered from developmental delays. They say behavioural problems are linked to developmental delays. She is now 3 and a half and still throws tantrums, shouts, screams &  cries for what she wants. So bad that most of the time I cannot take her places. Is this normal? And what do you advise me to do?

Expert's Reply



This sounds like the very common problem of temper tantrums. The best way to deal with her behaviour is not to be present while she is performing.So when she starts with a tantrum simply walk out of the room and do not return until she is quiet.It would be best to put her in her room when she starts and to close the door. It is always difficult to deal with tantums when you are away from home, but she will get the message soon enough from her experience at home. Always speak clearly and firmly when you want her to stop her bad behaviour. Do not plead with her.

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