My 3 year old has officially entered the temper tantrum phase. It seems every day he has a fit about something and decides that throwing things, while screaming and crying is the answer.
For example, last night I gave him some juice that I mixed with water. I guess it was too watered down because he threw the cup across the room and started screaming...at 1am. Here I am exhausted, frustrated and just over it. I told him to come get in bed with me but he preferred to stand in the corner and scream. I went back to sleep and eventually got up and put him in his bed while he was kicking and screaming.
Another example is when he gets mad about anything or doesn't get his way, he screams and yells. He takes off running, has crazy tantrums in stores (so of course everyone is staring at me like I can't control my child). I thought maybe I just have a spirited 3 year old or maybe I'm failing as a mother.
My parents did awesome jobs with raising us. They led by example and I feel like I'm doing the same for my son but he's just not getting it. When he acts up, I make him sit in time out and we talk about what he did, why it was rude or hurtful and why he shouldnt do it again.
In one ear and out the other...I'm over it. Is there anyone else I can do to get him to calm down and actually listen? I remind myself that he is 3 and a ball of energy. I've tried to channel his energy into something constructive so I signed him up for soccer. Yea, that's not going well at all either.
Any advice before I blow a gasket over here?