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    Default When do tantrums stops?

    I was wondering if there is a rainbow on the other side of 2-years-old??? What age do tantrums stop if you consistently don't give in to them?

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    My DS is 3y & 4months and he started the 3 yr old terrors around his 3rd bday.
    He is still being a terror now, so we are still waiting.

    He didn't have the 2yr terrors though, he was pretty good at 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderstorm View Post
    My DS is 3y & 4months and he started the 3 yr old terrors around his 3rd bday.
    He is still being a terror now, so we are still waiting.

    He didn't have the 2yr terrors though, he was pretty good at 2.
    My DS1 (3yo) is exactly the same.

    Sorry - probably not what you wanted to hear.

    Hang in there.

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    My son turned 3 in September and no abatement of tantrums.

    I've heard they really improve around 4.

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    The explosive frustrated tantrums should stop around the 3.5-4 mark.... however they then start the 'I'm going to deliberately tantrum to see how far it gets me phase"

    My 6 almost 7 yr olds still try it this time, not usually to try and get their own way, but to show their frustration.

    So I just say "No.. I'm not doing tantrums today. Go to your room and finish in there".

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    My 4 yr old has the odd tantrum but he tends to have meltdowns instead my 3yr old has tantrums...

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    With my DD the tantrums stopped at around 4.

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    They never stop! My 18 yr old still has tantrums!!!

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    I have a friend whos eldest is ten and still 'tantrums' fairly frequently when he doesnt get his own way. We recently spent a weekend with them and It was quite a frightening eye opener for me.
    DS isnt even two yet and is throwing short wobblies already. We dont give in to him (reasonably easy at this stage because they are pretty short) and we dont give him too much attention when he does. Hopefully we can nip it in the bud before ten

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    Quote Originally Posted by tasha74 View Post
    They never stop! My 18 yr old still has tantrums!!!
    I was going to reply with .. when their 27 .. or they get married (and then only because they tantrum to someone else )

    Jack is 6 .. and he still has explosions of anger/ tears ... Alex is almost four and now only really has tears ... so different kids, different styles ..

    just work on being consistent in your response to them .. since the boys were around two .. we used time out pretty much all the time .. you wanna tantrum .. go for it .. but do it in your room -and if you BREAK anything .. you'll be either fixing it .. or paying for a new one

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