Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: JS | 2008/08/21

Q.

Help

I am not sure what the problem is with my 2 year old son he has been having anger outburst and throwing tantrums now for the past 2 weeks and me and my husband tried everything. We tried talking to him, punishing him (to sit on a chair facing a wall), we also hit him but nothing seems to work this is really driving me crazy he also hits me in the face when I tell him to stop I really do not know what to do anymore.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Hitting your son will only aggravate his temper tantrums.You must simply ignore him completely when he starts up with a tantrum. The best is to leave the room completely, closing the door. He must not be allowed to leave the room until he has stopped peforming. When he stops screaming and shouting let him out and don't say anything about the tantrum. There is nothing like completely ignoring this special performance put on by your child, he will soon learn that he is performing but there is no audience.

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