Childhood Diseases

Posted by: twinmum | 2009-06-09


child psychologist.

can a child psychologist or a play therapist help with identifying the bad behavour / tantrums in a 2and a half year old.
what is the difference between them.?
my kids are well behaved but my daughter goes through spells of utter frustration. like she is not getting enough attention. and even when you do give her a lot of it - it doesnt seem to make a difference. could she just be unhappy at certain times? or do toddlers act this way some times. this is frustrating because if have other children to take care of aswell.

Expert's Reply



Many children go through this stage of having tantrums when they want to draw attention to themselves or become frustrated. First try to manage this problem by yourself. Be firm with her and speak clearly and firmly when she starts showing the first signs of developing a tantrum. Tell her to 'Stop!' and show that you mean it. Do not plead with her. If she continues and goes into a full blown tantrum immediately put her in her room and close the door. Leave her there until she is quiet again. Do this every time she has a tantrum or simply walk out of the room where she is having the tantrum. There is nothing like losing your audience when you are performing. She should soon settle down and stop this behaviour.

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