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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Temper Tantrum 411

Okay...so I'm having a little bit of a dilemma! My sweet baby has started throwing fits....and it's absolutely KILLING me! Typically it's when she's getting tired, but that's still no excuse. Now it drives me crazy when parents act like they have no control over their kids....please don't think I'm that kind of parent! Harper knows what "no" means, but like any kid, she doesn't always listen. So, if any of you out there reading this have had the same issue, what did you do? I mean I just feel like she's so young to be throwing fits....is she? This is obviously my first....so I need help! ha!

Another friend suggests that she loves this book and I'm thinking about buying it to read while I'm on the beach. Have any of you ever read or know anyone who has read this book? Is it worth a read?

Now let me say...we do believe in spanking, and Harper does get little spankings occassionally. But I think she's too young to be spanking all the time, so we redirect, distract, and do anything else prior to spanking. That's why I'm hoping this book or some of you will have some suggestions for me! Thanks!

xoxo, Kara

1 comment:

Amber said...

I sure hope it is normal, because we have the same problem. ha. We found that time out has worked really well for Brady. He has to sit in the time out spot for 1 minute. When the minute is up, we get on his level and tell him why what he did was wrong, tell him we love him, get a hug and kiss. Then resume playing. We have been pretty consistent with this for the last 6 months or so. His time outs have decreased significantly and sometimes all we have to do is threaten it and he stops the "bad" bahavior.