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What's the deal??!!! Can someone tell me what's in the air??<br><br>
TinyE was an ANGEL all week long until today. He's being a total tyrant and it's making me so nuts that I locked myself in the study. When he's done throwing his temper tantrum, I'll go help him...<br><br>
He's been going in the potty for MONTHS now, and today, he decided that he'd go on the floor because he didn't want to stop what he was doing to go potty. So I told him he needed to clean it up. (OK, not REALLY, but he can make an effort at using a rag to wipe up the urine...) He's REFUSING and pitching the world's biggest fit. You'd think I asked him to poke out an eye...<br><br>
I hate it when he's like this...
 

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You're doing exactly the right thing by ignoring his tantrum. He'll quickly figure out on his own that tantrums don't work and he'll stop doing them. (Though it's painful as it's happening ...)<br><br>
When my DS was about 3 or so, we were at a museum in California and my quiet, easy going DS decided he didn't let/get something (I don't remember exactly what set him off) and laid down on the floor in the museum and went ape sh*t on us.<br><br>
My DW and I looked at each other with a quizzical look, laughed out load, pulled out our camera and took a picture of him mid-tantrum. When we got back home, we blew up the picture to about 5x7 and hung it on the wall.<br><br>
He hates that picture, but he never had another tantrum.<br><br>
Bill<br><br>
PS: DS is 19 now and that's still one of my all time favorite pictures ...
 

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Maybe it's a storm front. DS had a major melt down in the car on the way home yesterday. Why? Because he didn't like the song on the radio. He's 3. He screamed the whole way home. Then he screamed for 20 minutes after we got home. I just ignored him. When he was done, he came and snuggled on my lap.<br><br>
Kids are weird.
 

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OK, he's cried so hard that he made himself gag on his snot and he threw up snot everywhere.<br><br>
GAH.<br><br>
I want my sweet boy back...<br><br>
Toddlers ARE so WIERD! I'm glad I'm not alone here. I think I'll try the picture route next time...that's a fantastic idea! I'm going to put it in his scrapbook, too!! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Yep. His Grandmother came to town for a visit. She took all our pictures from various shoeboxes and walls, and organized a bunch of them into a HUGE collage of pictures.<br><br>
His tantrum picture is sorta centrally located. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> His friends love it - he hates it.<br><br>
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My niece did this at her b-day party last Saturday.<br><br>
I still don't know what she was crying about. Maybe her My Little Pony was the wrong color??<br><br>
(((((((Colby))))))) Maybe it should be the torturous threes rather than the terrible twos?
 

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Yes! The threes have been far worse than the twos, as far as blatant stuff like that. The issue in his twos was his refusal to sleep. He'd do ANYTHING to stay awake. That's somehow easier to handle than the tantrums for me...<br><br>
Anyway, he went to go play in his room and I just went to check on him...he fell asleep on his floor. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> I guess he's pooped on top of it all...
 

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DDalmost2 does the choke on snot from crying and then throw up dinner all over the crib/blankies/lovies/etc. all the time.<br><br>
DD3 who is potty trained for about six months now has decided too that she's too busy to use the bathroom so just pees/poops her pants a couple of times a week now. That one I chalk up to her learning about her boundaries and going from running into the bathroom at the first feeling of needing to go to figuring out how long she can hold it.<br><br>
DD3 is all about pleasing Mommy and Daddy. DDalmost2 is all about being right all the time and having control <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">. This too shall pass and worse things will come along like dating, boys and driving cars. These are the good times <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">.
 

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They are tiny little sociopaths, but we love them anyway.<br><br>
I find myself looking at Miss Sunshine and thinking, "this better be the result of your age and not your personality, because we are going to have one hell of a time when you're a teenager."
 

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Ahh, just when I was starting to was poetic about "how wonderful my kid was when she was little..." and you remind me of that exciting time of learning how to "do by self" ( inother words have MY OWN way !) DD is 11 and has been having preteen hissy fits... She was always a good one for tantrums when she was a toddler too.. but also was and is a smart NICE kid. Sometimes they just vent in a big way! Everything in their lives is so controlled... even if it seems like they have loads of choices and freedom. Hang in there..<br>
Definitely take pictures! I have several tapes of full blown tantrums! I also designated one spot in a separate room as "Tantrum-land" if during dinner or whenever, she had a melt down - I put her on the rug in the living room and she had to stay there. If she came in crying again, we just put her back- she usually used it well to calm herself and then return to the activity.<br>
Be comforted that you are NOT alone in your dismay and stress over the crazy emotions!
 

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i have always thought of toddlers as bipolar midgets (sorry if that offends anyone)<br><br>
you never know whats going to happen.
 
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