kid keeps running around

@donsky14 (5963)
Philippines
June 3, 2012 4:45pm CST
Hey guys, My 2 years old kid has this habit of running back and forth in a big space. Like, when we go to church and once we put him down he would run back and forth...non-stop. And another problem is that, his not really that good of a runner, he would usually tumble and hurt himself. Once we make him stop, he would throw tantrums. I'm not really sure how we can lessen this habit of his. Help anyone?
8 responses
@jjzone44 (917)
• United States
3 Jun 12
I know for a fact I did this as a child (running about that is), as my mom told me. So what she would do is go to such establishments with large spaces in them when she didn't need to, so if I exhibited this behavior she would simply lead me to the car and take me home. She said she only had to do that a couple of times then I realized that when she said stop, she meant business. Kids don't respond to the same impetus as adults do because their reasoning skills are limited when they are young. They learn from experience, and if throwing a tantrum stops you from stopping him, he will continue to do it. The child has no real way of knowing that you don't need to be at a certain place, but he will know that his incorrect behavior will lead to going home, which he probably does not want.
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
3 Jun 12
It doesn't really stop me when he throws his tantrums...I guess I'll think of something else that would make him realize of his incorrect behavior. Thank you for the advice jjzone
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• Philippines
4 Jun 12
We also have a 2 year old kid who also display that kind of behavior at home and in public places. Whenever we're in church, he would really throw tantrums everytime we stopped him from running around. When you bring and put him in your lap, the kid will either slap you and throw you everything in reach and will try to escape from you. If he can't, then he will start to cry but will eventually stopped when you put him down. I also noticed that if you do not let him do what he wants, he will put his fingers in his mouth to make himself vomit. I really do not know what has happened to this kid to act such way.
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
4 Jun 12
" he will put his fingers in his mouth to make himself vomit" - Oh my .
@asdomencil (4276)
• Philippines
3 Jun 12
My son, going 2 a couple of weeks, does the same too. Whenever he is on a big space, he will run. Maybe they are just happy to be in that place. But the difference between your kid and my son, when we made him stop, he will not do tantrums, he will just listen to us and behaves. One thing you can do to your kid is try to divert his attention to other things. This is one of our way to make our son stop without having tantrums. By the way, let your kid wear pants or any clothes that will cover the knee to prevent from getting bruised.
• Philippines
4 Jun 12
thats good parenting. jeje just like my aunt, she's a really a cool mom, she made her children grow by just allowing it. _her eldest child is very talented and ardent w/ grace.. jeje
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
4 Jun 12
Yeah, that's what we do as well when we try to make him stop...we basically try to divert his attention to other stuff.
• Philippines
5 Jun 12
Kids at 2 are really hard to control. Some called this as terrible 2. They will really get what they want. But as parents, we must control them. Diverting their attention to others really help them or stop their tantrums. My son is somewhat afraid of the images in church so he really behaves when we are in the church.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
4 Jun 12
hi donsky, I read the other suggestions and you received a lot of good ones, except the one that suggested you stop going t church, I am truly not wuth that, But take him to a park where he actually get tired and when he realizes what happens. he may not want to run so much. make sure he is dress protected.. You can also give hime a football and get yourself a litte running back....lol good luck to you!!!!!!
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
4 Jun 12
We actually tried taking him to a place where its open and the ground is soft so he wouldn't be hurting himself...and he would just walk around and not run frantically like what he does to church. My husband concluded that he probably likes showing off when there's a lot of people.
4 Jun 12
You could try not going to church for a start. That would help. then take him to places which he finds interesting
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
4 Jun 12
He does it in an open space, and not just in church.
• Philippines
4 Jun 12
my niece has always been a head ache, she keep on doing thing that you don't want her to do, i dont know but i think she thinks that if we are about to have a heart attack is funny, itz like i really want to shout for good becouse obviously its illegal to spank them, yeah right heres my mother again shouting:)
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
4 Jun 12
lol...kids.
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
4 Jun 12
Since when is running around a problem? Let him get rid of his energy and make some fun. It's a little kid! What do you expect? And how should he learn to run quite well if he is not allowed? Only practising will make him better. Let him be the person he is without labeling him already. You make a problem out of nothing.
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
4 Jun 12
The problem with him running around is that, in case you haven't read, he keeps tumbling down...does hurting himself. I never said I wanted him to stop...I said, I wanted to minimize it, so he won't be hurting himself a lot. Whoever said I was labeling him?
• Philippines
3 Jun 12
My niece is like that sometimes. Children really enjoy running around and make noise! LOL..IN my case, I sometiems try to give something that catch her attention. And sometimes I just carry her all the time. ^^ Tryt to talk to your son too. Maybe he would understand.
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
3 Jun 12
That's what we do as well, we try to do or give him something that will attract his attention...and we also tried just carrying him around,lol. But he would really insist in going down and doing his habit.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
14 Jun 12
Sounds like he loves to run..lol. I know it seems like a pain but it's good for him. Maybe you could take him to the park or somewhere where he can get it out of his system sometimes..lol.