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Am I being too harsh on DD?

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megcleary Wed 07-Oct-09 19:56:18

She was 2 in August and is fine tuning her temper and throwing things at the moment.

All normal I know but in the last few days she has started throwing things in a fit of temper such as dollys buggy, books and her "new favourite toy"

In an attempt to stop this I have taken what ever she has thrown and popped it out of her reach for two minutes she wails, shouts, I explain she waits two minutes ask her to take a deep breath and calm down. Then give it back and we all play nicely again.

I always worry I am being too tough by doing this as she is only 2.

Advice appreciated.

pseudscorner Wed 07-Oct-09 19:58:19

No sounds fine to me. I do similar with DD she was 2 in June.

WowOoo Wed 07-Oct-09 19:59:30

I think that's fine and will hopefully stop her chucking things.
I used to take things away completely and not give them back for a day. I'm just mean!

megcleary Wed 07-Oct-09 20:08:48

Thank you for the replies, the saga will go on.

randomtask Wed 07-Oct-09 20:11:48

That sounds like the perfect sensible parent behaviour. She'll hopefully learn from it plus, otherwise she might throw something bigger that hurts. At the age of 2 I gave my brother a black eye in church by throwing a toy camera at him....

Rosebud05 Wed 07-Oct-09 21:36:58

My dd now responds well to warnings. She's a few months older than yours, but I started this when she began throwing deliberately ie just turned 2. I said that if she throws it again, I'll take it away from her and she won't be allowed it for x amount of time. Big tears etc when it was taken away, so i explained why. This gives her a chance to control the situation through her behaviour and learn that you will carry through a threat. I very rarely have to do more than threaten now, even when she's in very high spirits.
It's not being too tough - it's showing them that their behaviour has consequences and that they can make choices.

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