12/14/10


D was always a quiet baby. Being a 27 week preemie he reached many milestones at a slower pace, he seemed to like things simple. That's until he learned to walk & now, talk or in this case, yell.

It's begun - the age of tantrums. D now expresses frustration/anger by means of wicked tantrums. He doesnt have them constantly. Most of them occur when he is tired or isn't getting his way. Sometimes a mix of both. This is partially because of his birth situation we did baby him, we dont deny it and we dont make excuses about it. We spoiled our preemie boy & now we deal with his behaviour as he throws it at us. He does gets over them quite quickly.

Like any kid trying to coax him or talk to him while he's in mid-yell is impossible so away he goes for a good 2 minutes then he will decide to reason when he realizes mommy's no actually means, no!

Tantrums are nothing new in this house, K threw some whoppers our way when she was D's age. It's all part of growing up, although it can be really frustrating at times when he won't give up and I almost want to give up.

But he is my son, I love him & I'll take a breath and we will get past this stage like we did the rest.

My advice when dealing with tantrums, don't. Stand your ground. Don't deal with it, don't give in to the shrieks, don't wrestle or fight them, don't have a yelling match; just let them realize that the behaviour isn't going to break you. Leave the room, let them wail and yell, let them tire themselves out as long as they aren't hurting themselves or others. When it's all over, give them a hug because you probably both need it. This too shall pass mommy, it's all part of growing up. 


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