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Old 11-20-2012, 09:03 PM   #15
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Ah, the tantrum phase.... this is what worked with both my girls. When they lose control like that, sit down next to them holding your arms out, asking if they want to come to mommy. They almost always say no. I continue to calmly sit and tell them I want to hold them when they are ready. After 1-2 minutes it winds down and they crawl into my lap, and I hold them while verbalizing their emotions (You were so mad, you wanted x and mommy said no, so you were very mad). This usually ends the tantrum in a few minutes. When they are losing their mind they cannot be reasoned with, so I get the best results by removing them from the situation and helping them regain control
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