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(6 Posts)
2shoes Tue 30-May-06 21:44:00

please can someone explain this term to me. it is used on here a lot>

2shoes Wed 31-May-06 19:08:46

anyone

reiver Wed 31-May-06 20:20:23

Not sure 2shoes but I interpret it as a tantrum/paddy/tizz - different people use different words to describe those times when a child gets overloaded for whatever reason and just loses the plot for a while!

2mum Wed 31-May-06 20:32:43

Whenever my son does this he starts crying and kicking and lies on the ground and wont respond to anything i do to try and calm him down. Its like hes not listening to me and wont take anything in. Hes 3 and nonverbal.

emmalou78 Wed 31-May-06 21:24:50

In our house it refers to the 'tantrums' that turn into violent attacks, after the past few weeks we've gone 4 days without one, my bruises have faded and the scabs are all but gone, hopefully I can get rested nad upto strength before the next wave...

2shoes Wed 31-May-06 21:28:08

thanks/ Just wanted to understand so I din't make some stupid comment and upset anyone through my lack of knowledge

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