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Toddler Tantrums



Recently it feels like all i've been doing is shouting at Amelia, telling her off, pulling her down off furniture and not to do this and that. I feel like such a bad mum, she's usually a very independent toddler and will play on her own and watch TV however for the past couple of weeks she's been very needy and clingy. I mean wanting to feed every 5 minutes, crying for no reason, screaming, throwing things, biting, hitting, everything! I'm at wits ends most days and feel like pulling my hair out even though Amelia's already pulled most of it out! I have no idea where it's come from all of a sudden because we don't shout in our house or at least when she's not around, we are usually pretty relaxed and have a calm home but it sure doesn't feel like it lately!


She has a really bad temper and I'm dreading her having a strop when out in public, luckily she hasn't yet - probably because we haven't been out in ages but I don't know how I will react when she does. Most probably ignore her and let her fight her own way out of it, I'm sure she will calm down eventually. She's also a really hyperactive toddler, always wanting to play she never sits still and is always on the move. I'm hoping she will grow out of this in the future as it would be nice to be able to sit down and watch films having cuddles on the sofa. 

I guess she's just gearing up for the terrible two's and it will only get worse but boy if this is the beginning of it I am dreading what's to come.

How do you deal with your stroppy toddler?

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5 comments

  1. Terrible Two's!! (:
    Most toddlers go through this, its just genetically programmed in humans.
    Some have it worse than most. Try arranging some playdates and cut out naps, she will sleep better and night and feel better.

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    1. Thanks, she's already cut out naps so goes to bed earlier. Think I will need to get out more with her.

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  2. It's so hard isn't it? My two are starting this phase too. I also feel like all I do is say 'no!'. Let me know if you find the answer please!

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  3. We had some tantrum success by getting down to Sandy's level and giving him hugs even if he doesn't want them. He then is more easily distracted by something and not just wanting picked up all the time if that makes sense! Might just be us though! The tantrums are horrible, even a whispered no seems to cause them and he's only 18 months! Hope Amelia grows out of it soon

    http://sandyscastle.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/toddlerhood-tantrums/

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