Toddler meltdowns

My son recently celebrated his second birthday and you know what that means…terrible two’s. Really, I think the terrible two’s start at about 18 months. Either way, it is no fun for parents. The constant toddler meltdowns are not easy to deal with day in and out.

His favorite meltdown is to just lay down and scream when he doesn’t get his way. After refreshing myself on this stage thanks to the Scary Mommy blog, I know that I am not alone in waging this war. 

My son in the midst of a meltdown.

In all seriousness, I have just been walking away and giving him no attention when he throws his tantrum. So far, I think it is working. I am seeing a reduction in the number of tantrums per day. 

If you have any advice on toddler tantrums, please feel free to leave me a comment! 

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How to Stop Toddler Biting

Biting is on my mind this week both from our son biting at home and from him receiving some bites at school. In fact, when I picked him up from daycare on Tuesday, he had two separate accident reports from being bitten twice by two other toddlers. 

When my daughter was a toddler, she had a serious biting habit, which nearly got her kicked out of daycare. Of course, with two working parents, we couldn’t have that so we buckled down and worked hard on stopping her biting behavior. Luckily, we were able to get it under control thanks to help from some other mom friends of mine and their tips.

The two siblings playing nicely, which is rare.

With our son, it has been different. He only bites us, my daughter, and sometimes his teacher but generally doesn’t bite other kids. While I am thankful that he isn’t biting other kids, this scenario presents a different challenge than our daughters did. In trying to remember what I did several years ago to help stop be biting, I did some research and found a great post by The Military Wife and Mom blog. She has posted a step-by-step guide to help eliminate toddler biting. I plan to put her tips into motion next week. Wish me luck! If you have any toddler biting tips, drop those in the comments section to help me out!