Taken from our trusty friend and parenting resource Google…
an uncontrollable outburst of anger and frustration, typically in a young child
If you haven’t clicked, I am talking about this little fella…
Oh yes, that’s right our gorgeous boy doesn’t always look this sweet. Like butter wouldn’t melt! The little monkey. Dam you Threenager years.
Parenting a toddler is heavenly, it’s a joy to watch him develop and grow, I often find myself dreaming of the weekend for when Our Little Family is reunited for Just Us time, but JEEZ the tantrums are tough. EPIC in fact. One minute we are in cloud nine, kisses and cuddles, loving life together, full of the joys of spring and then BAM like a smack in the face on a winter’s day the tantrums make their appearance. Eek
He has temper tantrums if he can’t get his own way, if we ask him to eat, to pop on his coat, to walk rather than run, not to run wild around M&S, to go to the toilet … the list is endless.
Yesterday we forgave him as he was feeling a little under the weather. So tell me, what’s his excuse the other 364 days of the year? OK, slight over reaction (that would be the tiredness kicking in), so he doesn’t have a tantrum all that often but when he does WOW. I think the neighbour thought just that at 5am this morning when he decided to 1) wake and 2) stand at the top of the stairs and scream, cry and generally
speak shriek just a little louder than required at such an ungodly hour. Oh lets not forget the fact that it is the first day of half term for our neighbours!
We’re at that point now where if I threaten to take a toy(s) off him I get… ‘take it, I have more!’. If bribery no longer works what is a mother to do?
Roll on the 1st December. Buddy the Elf will be appearing on our shelf and I cannot wait. The box says it is a good tradition to introduce to help with a child’s behaviour. Fingers crossed.
How do you handle the infamous toddler tantrums?