Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Bigmamma | 2010/03/17


What''s wrong with my child?

I am worried, could you please advice me in what may be the problem here! My girl is almost 2 years old and i thought it was " the terrible two''s"  but this is getting out of hand! Let me give you an example. I think she''s hyper active or something! I cant cope when she''s like this, screaming, kicking, crying to get everything she wants, she can''t ask nicely, everything must be made in a scene. It feels sometimes as if she''s asking for attention but I do make a priority to spend time with her, as she has a little brother who''s a month old. But this started long before that. She doesnt sleep very often, with a lot of screaming from her side, and kicking and bitting she falls asleep in like 15min, and then sleeps for 2 hours. Then she wakes and she''s the battle continues. I cant cope anymore and someone told me that there''s some kind of medicen i could give her just to take that aggression away, Please help me and my baby girl. This thing is ruiening our relationship Thank you

Expert's Reply



This is largely due to your little girl being a member of the terrible twos now. She is certainly being very difficult and has typical temper tantrums. These tantrums are in themself a form of attention seeking. You need to be very firm with her and show her that you mean business. When she starts with an episode speak clearly and firmly. Say " Stop doing that immediately' If she continues and especially if her behaviour worsens take her to her room and close the door. She must not come out until she is quiet. Do this each and every time she has a tantrum even if it is many times in one day. It may take a few days but she will learn that it is time to stop this bad behviour.

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Posted by: Mom | 2010/03/17


I am sorry to hear about your situation with your baby. I know it''s more frustrating when you have another baby around.

You should check your child''s diet to make sure that she is not eating too many sugars and processed foods as this can cause hyperactivity. Avoid giving her stimulant foods like choc , sweets, and caffeine especially before bedtime. Try to get in some routine with her bedtime to make it more pleasent. A bath, a book to read and some cuddle time before she''s tucked into bed.

It is a great adjustment with a new baby. Try to get her involved in helping out with the baby too. When she misbehaves, be firm and consistent with reprimand for each negative action.

I am sure the doctor will also give you some valuable advice. I hope all will work out good.

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