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Any suggestions with dealing with temper tantrums?

My daughter just turned two last week. She is very stubborn and head strong and throws fits over everything. She spends a lot of time kicking and screaming at the babysitter's house and has to go to time out corner or sit in the crib unitl she stops.

When we are at home I can usually send her to her room, but last night she threw a fit all the way home screaming very loud in the car, kicking and trying to get out of her car seat because she did not want to leave after an outing. This went on for 20 minutes. Any suggestions?


Karen K. Meyer | Pediatrician

Karen K. Meyer

This sounds like behavior that has gone on for a while and since time outs are not working, you may want to have your daughter evaluated by a psychologist. He or she will evaulate what the parents have tried so far to control behavior and the home and childcare environments. After talking with you, a specific behavior modification plan will be developed to fit the needs of your child and your family.

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