Ethan is quite a ham as of late! He is talking much more these days! His newest word he has learned is Auntie. My little sister is up and staying with us until today. Ethan loves his Auntie. They laugh, they dance and they play! Spending time with her is such a joy (when she is not in her I am a teenager and am always right state of mind!)
Ethan's other newest thing is pretending he is a monster! He comes up to you and sticks his hands in the air and says "RAWR" and then runs away! He is so silly and super sweet!
But let's get down to the nitty gritty. The reason for this post is that Ethan has become a child who throws fits! And when I say "throws" I mean literally! He gets upset about something and he goes into a rage and lunges aka throws his body on the ground and rolls unto his back and kicks his feet and stays like that for at least 5 minutes. This boy doesn't even care where he is when he gets mad! And if he so happens to get mad while standing on tile then oh well he still throws his body down and then hurts himself and cries more! I made the comment last night over dinner to the hubs that "He is going to get terrible before he hits two" My husband laughed, not because he thought I was way of base or being silly. But because what I said (meaning how I said it) was funny and he agreed it is getting pretty terrible! Hence forth the title of this blog! I have noticed that it doesn't matter whether we ignore him or not when he does this because he just keeps on until he finds something else to occupy his time or until he is just plain tired of it! Is 18 months to young for corner/time out time?
I am really drawing at straws here trying to find something that will,
1: not make him feel abandoned.
2: not make him think it is ok.
I mean if I put him in his crib for time out he would just continue to cry and if I acknowledged what he is doing then he thinks it's ok?!?!
Austin never threw temper tantrums so I have never really handled these before.
Any suggestion's on how to resolve these temper tantrums? I'm pretty much open for anything (aside from corporal punishment of course)