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May 22nd, 2012, 02:40 PM
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Oh my goodness has Reagan turned into a tantrum machine! Anytime I tell her no she flips out. She screams and cries for almost an hour. I hate seeing her like this. It hurts even more in the middle of her fit when she screams "I want Daddy!" She is a total Daddy's girl. DH works crazy hours these days and she barely sees him. I know she's not trying to hurt my feelings but it does.

What do you do about tantrums? Any tips or tricks to reduce the amount and length of a tantrum?
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May 22nd, 2012, 06:15 PM
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I put my kids in their room when they do that. Their room is upstairs, so they are away from everyone else. I tell them nicely that they can come down when they are done with their tantrum. I don't shut their door or anything, just put them in their room. They don't really have toys or anything else in there to play with. It's really cut down on the number of tantrums and the duration of them.
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May 23rd, 2012, 06:29 AM
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If we are home, Bryce has to go lay in bed until he calms down
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May 23rd, 2012, 07:01 AM
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Thanks ladies! Reagan has a ton of toys in her room but the bed thing seems like it could work. So far today we haven't had any tantrums, but then again it's only 10am.
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May 23rd, 2012, 06:22 PM
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the twins are terrible tantrummers and time outs don't work for them-they are just so defiant. Rotten 28 weekers never play by the rules I use distraction, that's about all that works for them right now.
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May 24th, 2012, 12:36 AM
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If Tristan is having a tantrum (its rare for him) then he goes to time out in the corner. He is our really mellow child and really chilled back kid..He does have a fit once in awhile but its not usually anything that redirecting cant usually fix. If he does not calm down for some reason then we put him in his bedroom and close the door. His time out is two minutes long since he is two years old.
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May 29th, 2012, 05:53 AM
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I think it depends on the type of tantrum. I say that because when my son used to have the really bad meltdown kinds there was nothing you could do but wait it out. He just needed to calm down enough to get out of it.

Now, his defiance can be handled by time outs, time alone, letting him know he will lose something/or an activity, etc. It is just a different type of tantrum.
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May 30th, 2012, 03:26 PM
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Thanks so much for the suggestions! I tried a few methods but what seemed to work the best was to flat out ignore her. When she got done throwing her fit she came over and sat in my lap to cuddle. After that I just acted as if it never happened. She has been doing so much better now.
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