- 2.5yr old- sudden tantrums. Help
Have a calm quiet stern word with him, and keep doing it til he gives in. Difficult when he’s screaming the place down, but try and find a way to have the quiet confrontation where it’s not going to annoy everyone e else. Be prepared to leave toe coffee shop with muffins un eaten if necessary.Posted 5 years ago
Is this normal? Started at the weekend, he went from being a happy little soul to a sheer nightmare.
Started with wanting my Muffin, normally he’d happily share. He decided to run off down the coffee shop twice as he wanted it all for himself. throwing clothes around, basically throwing everything. Yesterday at nursery he ‘wasn’t himself’ – sullen. On his own in the play yard when I went to pick him up.
I think the key word is sullen then non-stop crying. Its not him at all.
Is this normal?! I heard of terrible 2’s but I thought we’d been through that (minor STW’type behaviour). 😆Posted 5 years agoRo5eyMember
As a connected aside…
The full moon.
Does it effect your kids?
Mine seem to play up and/or are unsettled at night on a full moon.
I’m not surprised Hora’s little boy has started his terrible twos now… I bet in a weeks time he’ll calm down
Hora check for any excess body hair … apart from needing a hair cut my little boy is OK but, strangley enough, he does have an incisor just poking through his top gum.Posted 5 years agocookeaaSubscriber
Yep it happens, part of it is “Boundary testing” part of it is probably a shift in sleeping patterns and hence tiredness is a trigger too.
Ours is three and we still get it from time to time, stroppy shouting and jumping up and down followed by jumping up and down and wailing on the floor, the key is not to react too strongly or seem like you are giving in at all, be firm but calm they get the message eventually.
You dealt with a bout of the “Night Terrors” yet? Thats much worse IMO…Posted 5 years agoPapa_LazarouMember
Child 1 – fine
Child 2 – tantrums, “no” to everything, hits/bites, refuses to do anything. If he times it correctly, eg: getting other child to school or trying to get back to car before getting a ticket, it can be quite testing. We got a tazer off eBay and that seems to have done the trick.Posted 5 years agoDrPMember
He’s realised he’s in ‘control’ (to a degree) of his life and actions, and is testing his and your boundaries!
Ours is like that – lovely lad 90% of the time, a right git the rest!
“I don’t like you daddy”, “go away daddy” etc etc!
Stay calm, but stay in control….
Carrying him screaming through Tesco like a sack of potatoes was my most recent ‘shall we call child-line’ moment!
DrPPosted 5 years ago
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