Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Nakakhazi | 2010/09/01


20 month old tentrums

My daughter cries for everything and everytime, screaming and throwing herself on the ground. I have tried speaking firmly with her to junt hugging and loving her when she allows me to. How can I get the behaviour to go away, there are times when I really feel like I''m ready to loose it.

Expert's Reply



Temper tantrums are very common in this age group. You need to be firm but kind to stop this kind of behaviour.When she starts with a tantrum say in a clear firm voice:'Stop' If she does not stop immediately take her to her bedroom and close the door. She cannot come out of her room until she stops crying. This must be done each and every time she has a tantrum.She will soon stop.

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Posted by: Racoon | 2010/09/01

I watched an episode of Supernanny yesterday, and it seems what works best is a time-out. Find a chair to use whenever she throws the tantrum an place her on the chair until she has calmed down. The child on TC had to be returned to the chair no less than 18 times (!) before he would sit still, but after that the change in his behaviour was amazing! he was 2 years old.

best of luck!

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