Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Daily Tantrum

I'm curious to know what everyone else does when their child whines or throws a tantrum when he doesn't get what he wants. I always try to tell Jacob that he's a big boy and that he needs to tell us what he wants rather than whine. The problem is, I don't think he really understands what I'm saying. Just this morning as Danielle was getting him ready for school he started crying and running in place because Danielle didn't zipper up his sweatshirt. I thought to myself, "are you kidding me?!?! This is what you're upset about?" I only figured out by sheer luck that he was upset because his sweatshirt wasn't zippered up.

Some help on this issue would be appreciated. What worked for you when your child went through this stage?


Kathy said...

My children are still going through that stage. I tell them to use their "big girl words" and to "talk nicely". I refuse to give them what they want unless they stop screaming and ask nicely. Otherwise I just completely ignore them until they are finished with their rant.

It's the WORST!

Adam said...

Thanks for the advise Kathy! My first comment! I'll be putting this one on the fridge for all to see!

Adam said...

We try to do the same thing. It's so hard to ignore him though when he's in his tantrum. It almost makes me laugh so I have to turn away so he doesn't see me.