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Anger management for a toddler?

In What on 9 August 2013 at 6:39 pm

I want to figure out how to react to anger outbursts. Our daughter is known to have at least one of these in a day — getting angry over something seemingly minor and inconsequential (admittedly from an adult perspective).

Like yesterday, while I was browsing an IKEA catalog sitting next to her, she spotted a picture of her bed in there and took the book from my hand. After a while I requested it back and began flipping, but soon realized that she got angry at me for losing the page where her bed was. Before I knew it, she was flinging her toy tray at me. Later she repeated the act once again with the tray and then with the catalog itself. Her anger at me losing the page sustained for a good 15 minutes or so even after letting her calmly know that it was unacceptable for her to behave that way, and changing setting etc. Read the rest of this entry »

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