Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Blue Eyes | 2011-09-23


Toddler Troubles

Please bare with me whilst i offload a little...I dont like my 2 year old anymore...She is permanently attached to my hip so my back is now in agony. She fights, screams, spits, bites, hits, throws things at me or whoever is making her angry. She will scream until she vomits...ignoring doesnt work, consoling doesnt work, a smack on the nappy doesnt work, bribery doesnt work....

Yes I know, welcome to terrible two''s! Doesnt mean i have to like it!

I am exhausted and really dont know what to do anymore. Can i have some solid advice please...

What i really want to know doc, is would rescue remedy help me to calm her to a point where i can help her deal with these raging emotions?

Expert's Reply



Your two year old is certainly pushing the boundaries of the terrible two's. She seems to be having frequent severe temper tantrums. I am concerned that she is stressing you out to this extent.Your daughter seems very insecure in addition to her temper tantrums. Tantrums are very common in this age group and are fortunately a passing phase, but children with tantrums can put enormous strain on their parents.What these children want is an audience. So you need to deprive her of an audience each time she starts with a tantrum. Take her to her room immediately she starts with a tantrum and close the door. Do not let her out until she is quiet even if this takes a long time. Do this each and every time she starts with a tantrum. Do not plead with her to stop. Speak in a clear firm voice when you need to catch her attention. Rescue remedy for children will do no harm and may help to calm your daughter. You should try the adult form while you are so stressed.

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Posted by: Racoon | 2011-09-23

Yup, that would be the 2 year-old for you! Have you tried time-outs? she''s old enough now. You need to pick a time-out spot, and then place the little ''monster'' there when she acts up. In the beginning you will need to return her there until she stays put, and that can take a number of times. According to Super Nanny that works best for the age-group. Good luck!

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Posted by: Mum2two | 2011-09-23

Hi blue eyes.

I can definitely relate to alot of things you mentioned, as my son is the same. Though I am a bit agianst medication whether herbal or not. Guess we just need to be more patient. I usually try to take some time out when I think I am not able to handle anymore. 10 minutes usually does the trick. Its a stage that they go through, some worst than other,s but usually they overcome it after a while, I experienced the same thing with my daughter, but now she is a normal healthy bubbly little girl, has her moods once in a while but over the worst. Good luck though, its never easy being a parent in this day and age but we get through it somehow with the grace of God.

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