Toddler Tantrums

C is now 14 months old and has already started throwing tantrums. Is this not what they mean by "terrible twos"? Have they come early? Or is "terrible twos" a whole lot worse than just tantrum throwing?

C has started throwing tantrums over literally anything. He is sick at the moment so part of me hopes it linked with that. He drops down onto his knees, bounces up and down whilst doing a mixture of screaming and crying and throws his head back. This worries me the most because he just doesn't care if he bangs his head or not. I want to target the tantrums and cut them out by not giving him any attention when he throws one but I always end up going over to him and holding him upright because I don't want him falling backwards and hurting himself. 

I gave him calpol and he wanted more = tantrum. 
I took him out of the bath = tantrum. 
I moved away from something he shouldn't be touching = tantrum. 
His dinner wasn't cool enough to eat yet = tantrum. 
I think you get the picture! The past 4 days have been so stressful with them. 

Are you dealing with toddler tantrums? 
How do you cope?! I need ideas!


1 comment

  1. You get through it....Mine are 6 & 11 and my 6 year old still has her moments...
    Sounds like you're doing the right thing by ignoring them as much as you can....Good luck x

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