B.F. asks from Pocatello, ID on December 06, 2006
Tantrums - Pocatello, ID
My daughters are best friends. But they could not be more different. Where the oldest has always been sweet and gentle, the baby is aggressive and bratty. She has been throwing herself on the ground in all out temper tantrums since she was 6 months old. She seems to go off the handle at the slightest provacation. I realize all kids are different and have unique personalities. Is it normal for my baby to have temper tantrums so often and at such a young age? They never last long. I ignore the behavior and she stops, usually, in a minute or two. Is it something I did? How is one child an angel and the other a little devil? I would love to hear other Mom's stories and advice. Thanks!!
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I'm just going to keep on keepin' on with what I have been doing. It is encouragung to hear about other parent's with the same problems. The funny thing is that she has done sign language since about 9 months but recently stopped using almost all her signs. Strange.....
M.W. answers from Boise on December 06, 2006
Well, when you get moved in, please call if you come by Boise! Your two year old and mine can have a competition to see who throws the biggest tantrum! In my oppinion, perfectly normal! You lucked out with you eldest! Good luck and safe move. M.
J.M. answers from Des Moines on December 06, 2006
I'd say it's perfectly normal. Maybe she just hasn't developed her communication enough to really be understood, so that can be frustrating. You could try some baby signs/sign language with her and see if it subsides the drama. But it could just be competition for attention. My son has always been very easy going, but my daughter is drama queen. If Sam sits on my lap, she just yells because she's not up there. I either have to get up and leave the room with Sam in order to spend some 1 on 1 or just let her yell...she's so loud at it. But it doesn't last more than a couple minutes
C.M. answers from Sioux City on December 06, 2006
I think you are doing the right thing, ignoring them. It seems that if she stops after she realises you arent paying attention then maybe she is doing it for attention. I would just make sure that when she is going to do them that she is safe, other than that try and keep ignoring them, don't even talk about them in front of her. If this doesn't help then I'm not sure, because of her age. I'm sure it has to be normal though. My nephew is a year and a half and he bangs his head into the wall and into the floor, just because he likes to do it. Now that i'm concerned about, but my sister says that all of her kids did it at that age. so I don't know. well i hope this helps and good luck.
K.D. answers from Lincoln on December 06, 2006
I wish I could tell you, but my 22 month old still screams until he turns blue and passes out. My oldest two NEVER pulled that! Good luck, and if you find something that works, please share!
A.B. answers from Lincoln on December 07, 2006
I think that you are doing the right thing ignore them and eventually they will stop. Your daughter is at the age that she will push you to the limits...Stay strong!!