HappyLady Posted September 20, 2012 Share Posted September 20, 2012 My DS just turned 2 and ever since I can remember he's been having tantrums. As a baby he was miserable and cried all the time. I thought when he started crawling it would be different. Nope. Then I figured once he started walking it would get better. Nope. Then I thought when he could communicate it would get better. He's not really talking yet, but he can tell me what he wants. It's not any better. :glare: It's to the point where I don't even want to take him in public anymore. :( When we go grocery shopping he screams and cries in the cart. I've tried getting him a balloon before we even start shopping (our grocery store gives them out for free to kids), I've tried giving him food to eat, toys to play with, and everything gives me about 5 minutes of peace and quiet and then the screaming fit starts. I've had other mothers coming up to me offering suckers and such to get him to stop crying, which I appreciate, but it makes ME then want to cry! The other day was our first day of co-op. The older kids were in one part of the house (this was at a member's house) and the younger kids had a HUGE room full of toys to play in. My DS was fine for about 5 minutes and then kept pulling me to the door that led to where the big kids were. I don't know why he wanted to go in there when he had a room full of new toys and kids to play with, but it turned into him having a 3 hour long tantrum. No joke. My DH is now using his vacation time to stay home with our DS when I have to do things with our DD because I will absolutely lose my sanity if I have to take him anywhere anymore. I'm honestly at my wit's end with him. :( At home he's not any better. He'll want to go in the basement to play (we have a play area setup down there) but he can't go down there by himself and if I'm cooking dinner or something I try to explain to him that we'll play down there later, but he just throws himself down and screams and cries and continues to bring me to the basement door so he can go down there. We have toys EVERYWHERE upstairs so it's not like there are only things for him to play with down there and I'm depriving him. I've tried just about every technique to deal with his tantrums and nothing has helped. Today we started with the "time out" chair and so far that hasn't helped. I know I have to give it time, but my nerves can't really take much more of this. I talked to his pediatrician and I basically got the "it will get better" speech, but after 2 years of an unhappy kid I've just about had it. My DD is such a good kid so I have no experience with this kind of behavior. She's never, ever had a tantrum either. And it's not that she got all my attention and now he has to "share" either because HE'S the one who gets all of my attention now. I don't tend to do much with my DD until my DS is napping. So I just don't know what to make of all this. Any thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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