Friday, April 18, 2008

Haikuing Tantrums

Nearly sixteen months
Temper tantrums have arrived
Loud screaming, crying

Hitting began, too
Seems a switch thrown: bad to worse
What's a mom to do?


12 comments:

Missy said...

I completely understand. My 17 month old threw a huge fit while we were out yesterday, throwing himself on the floor and clonking his head on a display. Nice. Fun times. :)

Head Gaggler said...

Oh yes, we have these too. Man they are awful and funny at the same time!

DIXIECHICK said...

Shoot, my five year old still throws tantrums..Good Luck!
Hope you have a great weekend!

wright said...

Ugh, the tamtrum! I hope this phase is a quick one!

Happy Friday!

transplantingme.com said...

i think i would enjoy throwing a good ol' tantrum of my own! it looks so theraputic.

MamaGeek said...

When in doubt: WINE.

Once again I share your pain. Hold me. Further proof we need a playdate like yesterday. :)

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

I found 16-18 VERY tough. Then, the vocabulary kicked in & he could tell me the problem. I promise it gets better

Nap Warden said...

No fun...no advice...right there with you:(

Christina said...

Oh yeah, we've gone through that, too, and round two will start in a few months, I'm sure.

Good luck to you in these trying times. :)

Pam Provonsha Hopkins said...

You might be interested in book I co-authored with Jennifer Brown through Parenting Press called, "What Angry Kids Need: Parenting Your Angry Child Without Going Mad". You don't have to have a child with a particular anger "problem" to benefit from the book, which has help on how to help your child build his feelings vocabulary, self-soothe, and problem-solve. There is also support for parents on how to use time out or holding positively and safely, and how to deal with a child when they become physically out of control. There is also a chapter on self-care for parents, and one to help parents decide when to reach out for more help. Good luck! Your issues sounds very normal, but your positive responses will certainly help your child become emotionally mature over time.

Laura McIntyre said...

Um hide? And pray is passes soon? Tantrums are horrible at this stage, the ones my 17 month throughs are much worse than the 3 year olds

Melissa said...

Tantrums are from the devil himself! Nothing to it except to stay calm and weather the storm. Oh, and tequila helps. For you, not him.