Posted in Behavior, Tricks of the Trade, Toddlers

Terrible Two’s!

Hi parents! Hope you’re having an awesome week with your loved ones! I need a few pointers. My son has definitely gotten into the tantrum phase. The usual stuff. Throwing himself on the floor, whining for every little thing, crying for every little thing. It’s overwhelming to say the least. I’m pretty sure he’s just working out how to communicate his feelings / emotions. But any pointers? I’m human so I tend to feel guilty if I lose my patience. Open to suggestions! I’ve limited his screen time substantially Incase he’s picking up habits from Mr. Daniel the tiger. Lol. I always encourage him to use his words. Let chat!

  • K
    Mar 26

    Honestly, the best thing to get my son to calm down during a tantrum is a long hug and speaking epithetically at eye level. Just let him know you understand why he is upset. Usually works for the BIG tantrums.

  • Lynn
    Mar 26

    I’ve been praising mine for calming down and giving lots of hugs and kisses. Then I validate her feelings and suggest another way to handle it. I’ve been giving little to no attention for things I don’t want her to do and giving dramatic praise and extra love when she does what behavior I want. It’s been so much better. Works on my 4 year old too.

  • Niashya
    Mar 26

    Thanks ladies. I appreciate the tips!

  • Diana
    Mar 27

    For mine, I immediately offer a hug but tell her that it’s ok if she needs a minute to herself first, she can have the hug when she’s done. When mine is in full meltdown, she hates to be touched, and if we’re at home, I’ll let her have a few minutes without interacting with her. If we’re in public I’ll immediately pick her up and bring her outside or somewhere quiet and explain that while it’s ok to be upset, it’s not ok to upset others. Also, when I snap or lose my cool, I just make sure to apologize - which is working great because my child is now following my lead and apologizing herself (after she calms down). To me, it’s a lot more reasonable to show them how to recover from a meltdown than to try to pretend adults never get overwhelmed too!

  • Joe
    Mar 28

    Stay strict about your rules, and consequences if broken. I do not allow my daughter to be disrespectful, she’s 2, but my strict parenting is always followed by an overwhelming amount of love and concern ifffffff she calms down and apologizes and explains why she melted down. I explain what she could have done, what will get a positive response from me, and That I understand why she feels how she does. Fine line between coddling and parenting - in MY opinion. If discipline isn’t met with MORE love, than it’s not proper discipline.