Join Date: Jun 2002
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Kailey has started having minor tantrums. When it starts I stop and think about what could be bothering her. I remember that tantrums are started because of a toddler's inability to communicate needs, wants, desires. Or their inability to master something, ie, dressing themselves, putting on shoes, etc.
We usually let her scream as much as she needs to(if we can't resolve the situation before hand) and then give lots of hugs and understanding words. Sometimes I nurse her, but most often we figure out what she needs and that makes her feel better.
A lot of her tantrums are over things we would find minor, but to her are hugely important, like not being able to pull her pants all the way up. This frustrates her to no end.