I can tell that my son is in his terrible two's.

United States
February 4, 2009 11:33am CST
I can tell that my son is in his terrible two's. He will cry for no reason, want to be held all the time, and wont listen to many people. I can tell that my son is in his terrible two's because he will cry for no reason. I used to give in to him and pick him up or let him have what he wants.I called around and talked to my sister about the crying. Her daughter when through the same thing. I asked her what she did when her daughter was that age. What she said actually works. She said that she set her in her room until she was done crying. My son will want to be held all the time. I believe it's a little bit because he is spoiled and he is shy of a lot of people. I really don't know what to do about this it turns into the crying. When we go out some where he doesn't want to be around a lot of people. When some one will try to talk to him he will start crying and grab on me. He is one of those kids that has to get to know people before he will get close to them. It's kind of embarrassing to have him act up in public.
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@miccant (154)
• United States
4 Feb 09
My youngest son is only one and half, but is already going through the terrible two's. He now when his dad tells him no or takes stuff away from him will bang his head on the ground or walk over to me and hit me. My mother-inlaw just laughs and says he is her son made over again. I have tried all the diffrent step in trying to get him to stop. The one I found that works is when he hits me I act like Im crying and he starts to cry and holds me while he rubs my head. So he doesnt hit me as much now.
• United States
4 Feb 09
my wife and i had that problem to but as far as i have herd is that the guilt thing doesn't work with my son. what we will do is take him and put him in time out. Let him cry for a while. then i will calmly walk in his room and tell him that he cant hit anyone. i make him say sorry to the person that he hit and give them a hug. He usually doesn't hit that much after that. it's hard to get him to where he will listen. he stays with his mom most of the week and she lets him do what he wants, so i try to break him of the bad habits
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
9 Oct 10
Hi. shawnk20. I know how you feel as a parent. My children have had their many moments too. I try to stay as calm as possible when they act up. Getting terribly upset is only going to make matters much worse off.
• Canada
4 Feb 09
Oh my...my daughter is the same way...has been for almost 2 years and she is going on 4 in the summer. I have tried everything, but it does work to stop her crying when I send her to her room...unfortunately she usually falls asleep so I don't do it as much...I make her stand in the corner...that sometimes works as well. I knnow when my daughter starts primary she is going to be the child attached to my leg, crying because she doesn't want me to go...I am going to try to get her into some kind of pre school group...Hopefully that will help. Good luck And welcome to mylot
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
4 Feb 09
My son is two. I can usually tell if he is throwing a fit or crying to be comforted. If he is throwing a fit i try to pay him no mind. Eventually he realizes he is not going to get his way. If he is in general crying though i will not ignore him. I will comfort him.