Two Year Old Tantrums

Two year old tantrums have hit our house with an almighty bang!

Today we had meltdown! All over a pair of Daddies sunglasses!

Baba wanted to play with the sunglasses and Mr L had said no to him, but Baba persisted and picked them up anyway. Cue first problem of terrible two’s – Baba doesn’t think that he has to listen to anyone, he is right and that is final!

So mummy decided to intervene, wow what a massive mistake.

I told him no, and Baba run off with the glasses, so I went to get them off him. Which resulted in a wrestle to get them out of his hand. When did he become so strong?

I did win, I got the glasses.

However Baba had a forty, yes I said forty minute tantrum about the glasses. We had the works, screaming, feet stamping, crying, moaning, throwing himself on the floor. The lot!

Both Mr L and myself tried to distract him, and to stop the tantrum from getting worse, but nothing was going to stop him tonight. We quickly knew that we were going to have to sit this one out, as Baba had gone. He had lost control over the glasses and there was nothing we could do.

He ended up laying on the floor spread out, face down, whimpering! That was the point that we were able to do anything with him.

Both Mr L and I knew tantrums would happen, but it was still hard to see. It did make me think oh god, what if Baba does this when I am out, and on my own! What would I do? How do you deal with tantrums, do you have any secret tricks up your sleeve that work? I would love to know.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Moiderer
    Jun 01, 2010 @ 21:17:43

    We worry about the same thing with the little one. We have generally managed to stop the tantrums but there are definitely moments. 40 minutes? wow that is just plain admirable


  2. Itsamummyslife
    Jun 01, 2010 @ 21:35:39

    Oh love I am so there with you. Read any post in the last few weeks and you’ll see you are nit one! The only thing I can say us that it gets a bit easier to deal with once u r used to them and can see them coming/know the triggers. I find empathy, distraction, time out in that order seems to help. Hang in there mate, it will be ok xx


  3. TheMadHouse
    Jun 01, 2010 @ 21:36:13

    I dont have any solutions I am afriad. Mini is terrible, getting him to stop just doesnt happen. Maxi on the otherhand you can distract.


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