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3 year old boy keeps behaving badly!! Help me!!

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greeneyedlulu Thu 09-Feb-17 18:55:36

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3 year old badly behaved!!! At my wits end!!! Help1
07/02/2017 21:37 greeneyedlulu

My 3 year old boy keeps throwing these tantrums where he will bite, scratch, kick etc and I don't know how to get him to stop!! He's at nursery 2 afternoons and 1 full day and every time I'm told he's badly behaved where he hits other kids for no reason and lashes out at the staff when they try to tell him off.
My parents look after him when he's not at nursery, my dad collects him from there each time and my son recently threw a strop on the way home to the point that dad phoned me screaming at me to get my child, he's sick of putting up with him etc whilst I was stuck on the train home.
I've tried the naughty step, it didn't work! I've tried taking his toys away and when he knew he was naughty today he actually handed them over himself without argument..... shocking!!
Is this just a phase?? Is my child a demon??? I just don't know what to do!
Normally he's a good boy, helps me tidy up etc he's a bit cheeky sometimes but what 3 year isn't? But when these strops come on he won't stop until he's hurt me and continually comes back to me, or my dad, until he's managed to scratch.
I do think this is a phase but whilst I'm in the midst of it I can't see the light at the end the of the tunnel so any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

noroomonbroom Thu 09-Feb-17 19:18:55

How is your little ones speech?
I found that as my son's speech has come along the temper tantrums have lessened or are over more quickly.
I think frustration can really play a part.
Also social skills really vary at this age.Not saying hitting or snatching is ok but it does take time for children to learn 'I want' doesn't mean 'I can have'.
I think sometimes they just get so caught up in their emotions that they want a reaction from the grown up that matches their expression of it(I shout/you shout)It's how we show that emotion.Probably haven't explained that to well.And something I find myself doing to often.Esp when it's,we have to get to school not faff about climbing on a wall/put the blummin toy back so we can leave Tesco before midnight.
Unless there is an actual SEN problem and you encourage positive and discourage the negative they do get it eventually.

greeneyedlulu Thu 09-Feb-17 20:02:13

My sons speech is quite advanced for his age (I think) I can have a conversation with him and when playing, his imagination runs wild and we have fun with it.
He knows what he is doing is wrong but I just can't get to stop it!!

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