sometimes ds wakes lovely from a nap and has obviously had enough sleep and wakes in a lovely mood.
other times he wakes after like an hour, i leave him for 10 minutes to see if he will resettle and he doesn't. when i get him up, i give him water, encourage quiet play or sit and read and he tantrums massively and there is no distraction methods that work. sometimes a few grapes seems to work - maybe it is a blood sugar thing? (i don't think it is, i think it's cos he's woken early and grouchy and doesn't know what to do with himself).
normally, i ignore tantrums and just continue with what i am doing. but in this situation (i.e. he is obviously so overtired and doesn't know what to do with himself), i feel mean ignoring him.
anyway, a long post, but i just wondered whether other mums are consistent with responses to tantrums whatever the situation? at the moment, i do talk to him and engage with him and try to reassure him (which i don't do when he has tantrums when i know he is not tired).
cheers for reading this far. i'm going to watch bb, but i'll log on again in the morning - thanks.