Terrible 2 tantrums

@elle84 (174)
Australia
January 13, 2007 11:39pm CST
Just wondering if anyone elses 2 year olds chuck crazy tantrums like mine does lol He goes mental and bangs his head on the wall, the ground or whatever he can find to bang it on :o does anyone elses do this? and how do you stop it? We've tried allsorts but nothing works :( He absolutely hates the word no, dont or anything else that even suggests he cant do/have something lol
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@sylviekitty (2083)
• United States
14 Jan 07
My cousin has a 4 yr old who used to do this type of thing when he was a bit younger. He would head butt everything. One time, he actually smacked his head on the pavement, and started bleeding really bad. My son hits and kicks the wall, chairs, etc.. but he doesn't head butt or whatever. He really dislikes the word no. He throws huge fits, etc.. I have spoken with a behavioral support person from his special preschool (he happens to have Autism) about his behavior. She suggested a "calming" area. It is basically like a place to have a time out, but it's padded with blankets, pillows, whatever. He has to stay there for long enough to calm himself down, and then he can do his self-destructive behavior w/out hurting himself. I keep my son in his calming area until the timer goes off, assuming he has calmed down. If not, he stays til he is fulling calmed.
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• United States
14 Jan 07
i meant he stays til he is *fully* calmed down. LOL
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@elle84 (174)
• Australia
18 Jan 07
When I've tried ignoring him to see if he'd get over it, after awhile he'd go lie in his room and sulk for awhile so lately as soon as he starts chucking one i'll pick him up and put him in his room until he's done. hes not banging his head as much now, he turned to running into walls instead :( its actually looks pretty funny lol but not good
• United States
26 Jan 07
I also have a 2yr old son!!! he does the same thing!! I've just been ignoring him or tell him to hit his head harder and then he just looks at me like i'm crazy and stops!! lol since i've been doing that he's has stoped banging his head except when he really gets mad but i still just ignore him because he wants my attention and if he doesn't get it then he stops.
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@elle84 (174)
• Australia
28 Jan 07
glad yours stops lol mine even puts his hands over his ears sometimes when I tell him off..... sooooo cute but very frustrating
@sweetee (421)
• Australia
17 Jan 07
Miss 2 doesn't bang her head, but she screams and tries to dislocate my fingers.. I just try and be consistant by saying no and if she conitues she is put on her bed for a rest.. Gives us both some time out and she comes out and is happy again..
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@elle84 (174)
• Australia
18 Jan 07
see when i constantly say no it gets worse and worse lol
@karinna (234)
• United States
14 Jan 07
my almost 2 year old does the head banging thing also, i got realy woried but the doc said that she knows what she is doing and she understands pain and that she wont or shoulndt go to far is in realy hurting herself, but i agree with the other poster i got to a point that i ignor it and after a few minuets she will calm herself down and then ask for huggies.
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@elle84 (174)
• Australia
14 Jan 07
I'm starting to think he cant feel pain, he's never really cried about hurting himself and sometimes bangs his head until he has brusies all over it :( but every now and then he'll want hugs afterwards but i dont think its because hes sore lol