Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: cubbi | 2008/06/26

Q.

screaming and tantrums

please help my daughter is 2 next week and she has started this hectic high pitch screaming and if she doesnt get her own way she tries to lie down screaming and carrying on. For eg if I am in a shop and she is unpacking a shelf when i take her away she carries on alarmingly. Really dont know what to do. Introduced a wooden spoon called mr smack but she doesnt even care. will this last forever or is it a phase

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The last thing that will help to sort out your little daughter's tantrums is Mr Smack-so use the spoon in the kitchen rather. You need to stop being an audience when your daughter starts with the tantrums. This is difficult when in a shop or in company. When she starts with her screaming and the tantrums at home immediately leave the room closing the door behind you. Make sure that she can't hurt herself on anything before leaving the room.Only re-enter the room when she stops her performance and is quiet again. do this each and every time she starts with a tantrum.If she starts in a public area firmly tell her to stop immediately. Be very firm and don't plead with her. If she does not stop immediately take her home.

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