I had a first this weekend. Rather, my toddler had a first, so I guess it’s my first too. He got upset that I wouldn’t give him more cheese so he fell to his knees and screamed. What is that?!? I thought he hurt himself and the cry was his response, but no. Before I realized that it was a “T”, I tried to console him. Ha. When the light went on in my head I tried the following:
- ignoring while in the room
- walking away
Guess which of these worked. None.
He kept at it while I was in the room. When I walked away he FOLLOWED me while screaming. When I tried to distract him with something else he slowed down but still was acting out. I’m not sure what finally worked 30 minutes later, but he stopped. I was so confused and tired I don’t think I realized when he stopped the show.
Did I just not wait it out long enough with the ignoring? Advice please. Unless you think he’ll be the first toddler to have just one tantrum.