Just wondering how everyone deals with toddler tantrums?
My 22mth old is shocking for them and throws himself on the floor, hits his head on the floor or the wall, hits, scratches, throws things (like my mobile phone) or anything else he can find... we try talk to him and try and give him alternatives, we've tried holding him to stop him hurting himself but it just makes it worse.
I don't give him to him. I try and ignore some of the behaviour. We try and make doing things into a game. I always praise the good behaviour and thank him for doing something... but the reasons for them can vary and it might be something new and different every day or multiple times a day... they've been going on for months now and just seem to be getting worse.
He is actually very intelligent and we spend a lot of time with him learning and having fun with new experiences. But I've just got to the point now that I just let him throw himself on the floor and walk away. and he will go on for ages. then when he stops I will talk to him about it. but while it's happening, I won't intervene anymore. Is that wrong?
He's a fussy eater and it's always a fight at meal times. Bath times have become an issue too.
It's just doing my head in! and I'm feeling more and more stressed about it. I'm also 15 weeks pregnant and due to some health issues, I'm not supposed to lift him, but it's hard sometimes especially when he's behaviour is bad.
DS1 was never like this, I honestly can't remember him every having huge tantrums like this... so people say "you've done it before, this one should be easy"... but it's not because he's a totally different chid!!
Can anyone give me some advice?