Friday, October 29, 2010

Toddler Temper Tantrums

Who knew it started so early—at 14 months?  But it does. Oh, boy.  Little Man will literally throw himself on the floor and scream if he doesn't get his way.  And there really isn't a good way to reason with a toddler (even if mine isn't walking yet). They don't understand. While Little Man understands much more than he says, he doesn't understand that touching mommy's computer at work isn't a good thing.

I actually wish I made a better salary so I could enroll Little Man in daycare.  The first year, bringing him to work with me was great. He slept a lot and I had my baby with me. I was with him. What could be better?

But now I realize he needs more socialization and would benefit from an environment that is structured around children. Not that I think he'd nap better. I actually would be worried he wouldn't. But he likes company when he plays. And most of his tantrums are because I'm sitting at my desk, trying to work, and he wants me sitting on the floor with him while he plays with his toys. He's quite social and I think would benefit from being around other toddlers.

However that's not happening any time soon.  There's a lot of transition in our lives right now and no major changes, except for one that we've been discussing, will happen before next Spring. So for now I'm just going to have to "Make it Work" (as Tim Gunn would say) and hope for the best.


  1. Emma started doing this too at that age.. and now I get foot-stomping with the tantrum. It makes me laugh, but I try really hard not to because it'll only encourage her. I just get up from wherever I'm at and leave her to throw her tantrum. She'll stop and come looking for me eventually.

    Daycare has it's good points and bad points.. The socialization is great and Emma loves to play with the kids. She really does love her daycare. When she gets bit, or pushed, or picked on, it's not so good, and I have a problem with it..

  2. The main thing about thinking daycare is what A needs is because he's becoming more and more active and it's getting harder to attend to his needs while working. But for now I have to make it work, since our situation doesn't really allow us to afford daycare right now.

  3. Yeah I understand that. I would get no work done if I had Emma with me.