Posted by: Cat | 2009/02/11


terrible 2' s

my daughter who is now 2y5mths is becoming too much for me to handle, she throws tantrums, screams on the top of her voice, embarassing us to no end, even neighbours complain to us, we dont know what to do anymore. She cries for everything she wants. so u think i shud take her to a child psychologist?

pls HELP!

Expert's Reply



You need to see if her behaviour will improve with a simple approach. You must not plead with her to behave or shout at her. Be very firm and always speak in a clear firm voice. If she starts up with a tantrum simply say 'Stop that!' If she does not stop put her in her room and close the door. Leave her there until she stops even if it takes an hour for her to stop crying. She can only come out of her room when she is quiet again.Do this each and every time she has a tantrum and eventually she will get the message and the tantrums will pass.

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Posted by: Jo | 2009/02/12

Sounds just like any 2 year old. My lg is approaching 2 and she' s already doing all of the above. I dont think you need to take such drastic steps. Good luck and hang on.

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