I've been here before, aren't I supposed to be an expert by now? So why do I feel like a first timer?
This is my second rendezvous with temper tantrums, so why haven't I learned the tricks of the trade? The short answer? every child is different. It doesn't matter that I'm a mom of two now, just when you think you've figured something out, they surprise you!
I know temper tantrums are a right of passage or something, but it doesn't mean I have to enjoy them or wish we could skip that part, right? My oldest will be 3 soon, so I've seen my fair share. My youngest is now 13 months old and within the last couple of weeks, she is LOUD and ANGRY! All of a sudden, the shrieking has started. It's like your child carves out a special sound, just for you, she knows how to push your buttons. When I put her down when I know she wants me to hold her and give her a pacifier, screaming, when I walk out of the room when the babysitter is here, screaming. I remember when I was pregnant I said this little lady would be feisty and sassy and she is fitting that description to a tee. (who knows where she gets it! :) One of the suggestions in this article suggestions ignoring them, I did that. It's so hard though isn't it? It's not like I haven't tried some solutions, I'm just frustrated, I'm allowed to be sometimes, right?! I'm not one of those moms who acts like everything is perfect, because sometimes you have a rough day! Anyway, check out the 10 ways to tame a temper tantrum!