Childhood Diseases

Posted by: janine | 2011-02-04



My son is now 13months old and now it seems to me like he has realised how to through tantrims. When we dissipline him it seems like he does not take it seriously. we dissipline by taking with a hard voice or a smack on the hand. what are we doing wrong and how do you deal with tantrims in public?

Expert's Reply



If you read this forum you will see that questions about temper tantrums come up very often.Your son is only 13 months old and it is rather difficult to deal with children of this age and their temper tantrums. It is also very difficult to deal with tantrums when away from your home.It is important not to smack your son as this will only increase his anger and also do not shout at him. Always talk in a clear firm voice so that he knows that you mean what you say. Tell him to 'Stop doing that!' when he starts with a tantrum and if he does not listen immediately take him to his room and close the door.Leave him there until he is quiet. It may take quite some time for him to quieten down but do not let him out until he is quiet. If you do this each and every time he starts with these tantrums he will soon learn that his behaviour is not acceptable. Outside the home is much more difficult. You may just have to pick him up and take him away from the place where he is performing, but again make sure not to smack him.

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