I have a 16 month old son & although he doesn't have these type of episodes your describing, he does like to hit & also likes to throw stuff at his sister. We have recently started doing the "time out" thingy by putting him in his cot & telling him that it's not a nice thing to do. Then we walk out & close the door. We only leave him in there about 2 mins & then go & get him. He always gives us a big cuddle when his out. The throwing has reduced, but the hitting is still the same!!!!
Maybe you could try this(if you haven't already). It's a firm guideline that you can use & maybe she'll understand the consequences if she screams again!!! We like to THINK they don't understand too much, but i'm sure they understand more than we give them credit for.
Anyway enough of my rambling on, I hope this works cos it's the only suggestion I have!!!
Michelle - Mum to 2
our daughter is 21 months old.We went through this a little while ago and resolved it by:Whenever she threw a big wobbly we lowered ourself to her level asked her to stop in a normal voice,and if she continued we took her to her room and put her in her cot.We left her for 5 minutes and asked her to stop crying and she could come back downstairs.If she continued I would leave her their a bit longer.I continued this to she stopped.Sometimes she would fall asleep!!!!!!!!! Let us know how you go.
Kellie,Qld,21mnth old princess
I done the same thing and it all ways works with my little one. like your little one my 2 year old
would fall asleep too.
liz,qld,due 3 may 05
Give it a go and let us know if anything works for you.
Jaida (6), Ameli (2) & Lacey (2mths) - SA
Karin,VIC 3yr old 5 yr old
I am at my wits end my sister lent me her book The Mighty Toddler its a Robin Barker book she swears by it so just need to find a few minutes in the day between screaming tantrums & screaming tantrums to read it.
I will keep you posted though till next time ear plugs away!!
Laura nsw 2 boys 18mths & 4