Posted by: drmolly in temper tantrums, lying, behavior on
Sep 01, 2010
Q: I have two daughters aged 9 and 7. The youngest one is very vibrant, affectionate, smart and likes helping me in the household work and she definitely has a knack for it. However, mentioned below are situations that make me and my husband worry about her:
1. When I attend our elder one, the younger one gets angry and throws all kinds of tantrums. She even physically tortures me those times.
2. She likes math and learns it fast, but never gets
Posted by: drmolly in temper tantrums on
Aug 31, 2010
We've all been there as parents: You're at Target and your 2 1/2-year-old grabs a toy off the shelf that she really wants. You put it back and tell her "No." No big deal, right? Not this time.
This time she starts crying and whining and even may go limp or sit down on the floor and not move as she tries to change your mind. After a few minutes (even less if you ignore her behavior and keep on shopping) she recovers and quietly resumes following
I get a lot of questions about hitting and biting from parents. Unfortunately, I often get these questions after the behavior has been going on for months. Parents seem to think that if their child bites their shoulder while being carried or hits their face it is just normal kid behavior, but when that action spills over into play group, with siblings or in daycare the worry begins.
Nipping this behavior in the bud before it spills into other
All kids get mad. All kids get hurt. All kids get overtired at one time or another. Sometimes kids who are mad or injured or overtired have a temper tantrum of sorts that culminates in breath holding. I don't mean the sort of breath holding that happens when you are crying so hard that you turn red but rather getting so upset that you hold your breath and even pass out.
Talk about powerful! Once your toddler learns holding his breath works