October 8, 2012 at 8:02 PMI think I received some excellent advice. I think ignoring the tantrum, walking away and letting mom deal with it. (When I am around) .
For me when I a,m alone with him and he has his tantrum, he will not get his way but he will get plenty of hugs and I love yous afterward.
by Pip88December 6, 2012 at 6:13 PM
Dear Gma- Did you or your daughter find anything that helped? I have a 3.5 yr. old son and have the exact same problem. We have no other kids, but my husband does the exact same thing...swoops him away to another room or distracts with something fun...which sometimes works but I think it goes against the ultimate issue and goal. I am blue in the face over trying to be consistent and make time outs work- it just makes him madder and scream louder. I'm also curious if they tried anything with his diet and found that it worked? Someone responded to your post about it and I have heard that before- although my son already eats pretty healthy and not much processed food. Thanks for any response.
by CoeyGDecember 6, 2012 at 6:47 PM
First of all the tantrums need to be ignored, they are designed to get attnention and to control how the adults behave and if everyone is "tiptoeing" around him he has accomplished his goal. At home I'd put him in his room with a child gate in his doorway. In publich I would remove him from where we were at, get to the car put him in his car seat and wait out the tantrum. Then return to whatever we were doing calmly, or take him home and find someone to watch him.
When my daughter was small I linved in a neighborhood where close neighbors all had kids around her age and we started a mommie co op. If we needed a couple of hours we could leave our kids with one of the moms and when she needed we would wathc her kids.