Posted in Behavior, Tricks of the Trade, Toddlers

2 year toddler starts screaming if denied anything.


My son is 2 year old. I am having problems in telling him " NO". He would just start screaming and throw tantrums, sometimes he would bang his head on floor and tries to hurt himself. I am not sure how do we handle these situations as it becomes really embrassing in front of others and most importantly i feel that as a parent its my duty to inculcate good habits but he doesnt listen. would be happy to hear a way out to resolve this.

  • Anonymous
    Sep 24

    Hmmm maybe avoid the word no? “Can I have a snack” reply- “in 20 minutes we’ll have a snack, let’s grab a book for now” “can we go to the park” reply- “it’s too hot right now, maybe we can have a popsicle on the patio instead!” just try and say no in a different way..... WITH explanation. Imagine someone telling you no all day long to something you love! Kids understand so much more than we think! Just try to give other options if you can.

  • Triny
    Sep 25

    I agree, distracting mine with something else will get her over it. A lot of times though i did ignore her 🙄 and she will get over it too. Sometimes the arguing with them will make it worse. She never bang her head on a wall thou 😳

  • Yanis
    Sep 26

    Ugh my daughter used to do this. It’s so dangerous. Now that she is able to talk more she has stopped; but honestly nothing I did got her to stop. I tried ignoring her, trying to talk to her etc. Nothing worked. If you can, try putting his feelings into words and I agree with previous posts distract him.

  • Yanis
    Sep 26

    My daughter didn’t do the wall but she’d throw herself back wherever she was. Usually on the floor.