Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Just Wondering | 2009-08-17

Q.

One year old and temper tantrums

Hi

My one year old has always been very temperamental and it' s now getting out of hand. His dad has the same temperement and that makes it difficult for me as i' m sure he will lead by example.

how do i get rid of these tantrums. He has no patience, he does not like to battle with things (when he' s playing with toys and something doesn' t go as he would like it to go - he would throw it across the room) and he recently started slapping himself or us out of frustration.

I' ve read a lot regarding slapping a child on his hand when he slaps and i' m really not sure whether this is the right or wrong thing to do.

Your help would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Do not slap your child as this only will increase his levels of anger and frustration and is not a good idea in any case. The main thing is to walk away the minute your son starts with a temper tantrum. He must not have an audience. Leave him alone in the room after making sure that he can't hurt himself on anything in the room and walk out and close the door. Do not let him out again until he is quiet. He will soon stop these performances.

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Posted by: D | 2009-08-17

My one year old is similar, a stern voice should help continously. But to be honest what does a 1 year know about really listening, even know whats right or wrong, they really only beginning to explore and take everything in, but I am sure if you start now slowly though, it should be beneficial in the long run.

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Posted by: D | 2009-08-17

My one year old is similar, a stern voice should help continously. But to be honest what does a 1 year know about really listening, even know whats right or wrong, they really only beginning to explore and take everything in, but I am sure if you start now slowly though, it should be beneficial in the long run.

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