For example, he’ll be struggling to get his shoes on, then he’ll scream and cry because the tongue of the shoe is pushed far down into the shoe and it’s not fitting. I’ll ask, do you want momma’s help, he’ll say “NO!!!” And run away, but then come back moments later and say “Help Mama Help”, I bend down to help him just for him to scream “No, I do it!” over and over again. The frustrating part is nothing I do helps the situation. I can’t take over for him or he will literally melt into a tantrum of tears on the floor, and if I simply ignore his cries for help, then that is also a tantrum on the floor that goes on and on forever!! The only thing to do is wait it out, or talk him thru it as much as possible, but that doesn’t always work with a kid so worked up in a fit. They are hardly all ears when you attempt to talk them thru a situation.
I will be so glad when this stage is over. The last few days of terrible two tantrums have been horrible. It’s all I can do not to lock myself in a room and say fend for yourself!! LOL!
Have you seen the ultimate toddler melt down?
Can you relate? What fuels your child’s terrible twos?
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