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10 mths and already having tuntrums help!

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ipflower Sun 24-Aug-08 21:14:34

my 10 mth old already started having tuntrums. Hits and kicks me and other babies who have something he wants. Gets into a rage and headbangs floor when we say no. Any suggestions on how to handle this./ Have tried syaing no firmly but he cries and then does it again. have also tried distraction to no avail. Thgought tantrums started in teriible two's not this early!! am terrified as to what lies in stall if he's begun with behavior problems this early. Please could anyone help.

elmoandella Sun 24-Aug-08 21:31:13

some kids just have a short fuse. you just have to learn how to deal with it, and try to bypass any tantrums you see coming.

for example.

dc wants something. because dc doesn't have vocab to tell you, they will throw a tantrum as they dont have patience or good temper to wait till you figger out whatever it is they want.

solve this by finding something to distract dc as soon as you see a tantrum coming. or avoid situations where you know one will occue if possible.

elmoandella Sun 24-Aug-08 21:32:27

but you gotta keep saying no no no no no.

at this stage they are not quite able to manipulate. but it's about now they will be sussing out if no means no. or no will turn into a yes if they throw enough wobblers.

EmmaDilemma Sun 24-Aug-08 22:11:51

Our 11 month old DS has a right temper on him.

He screams when something he shouldn't have is gently taken away & replaced by something else; he bangs his head on the floor when removed from a potentially dangerous situation; he throws food on the floor all the time.

I think its about growing independence.

We walk away from the screams and ignore the headbanging so that he sees no reaction and will give up because there is no reaction; we say NO to food throwing,remove the food for a while and then feed him instead of allowing self-feeding.

I'm so hoping this is a good strategy & we'll see some change soon !

It can be a nightmare but remember your LO is learning every second & even at 10 months knows how to try it on.

Just keep saying no and walk way if need be.

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