my 21 month old DS is exactly the sameMay 17 2012 at 8:52 AM
|Mo (Login moelle)|
Response to very headstrong toddler...did anyone have one of these?
and I have had this behaviour with all of my boys, of which my 21 months old is my 3rd child.
And yes they do grow out of it as my eldest, is a delightful boy (he is almost 5) and my 3 year old is improving (yes - it can take a long time)
Mostly with my toddler's temper tantrum, I ignore where I can and just let him run out of steam (because I have tried everything else in the pass - cuddles, jolly fun, food, tv, bribery and they have not worked because the toddler is in place of complete irrationality that nothing works). It is awful when they are having one and you really need to get them into a pram or car seat, especially is you are dealing with a strong toddler like you are.
And I thought I was going to have a much easier time with this toddler as he has been so good natured but clearly we are entering into my least favourite phase (well it feels like it at times) and sometimes I do wonder if it is something I do that trigger these as some people have not had this problem (but then I find myself thinking how easy my eldest was and he was not really - I use to have real battles to get him out of the house and into a car seat