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28/05/2013 at 18:10
I swear to god I'm >< close to imploding! Isaac is now vile! He was always quite mischievous but f*ck me he's now absolutely vile! Any food he doesn't want is thrown on the floor/at me/at L/at the wall
for the past week he's been up 4/5 times a night shouting for toast/banana/milk/teeeeeeeee
saturday all he ate was sweetcorn!
if he's not absolutely tearar5eing around the room knocking things out his way he wants to be held all....f*cking...day
he now climbs! Over stair gates...over his cot...on me...on the chair up to the window ledge!
he is an animal
the behaviour I can try to work on but wtf can I do re the throwing of food
28/05/2013 at 18:14
I've no idea.......just put him and S in a room together and lock the door!
28/05/2013 at 18:17
We could have straight vodka [sigh]
28/05/2013 at 18:23
Oh no. Our children seem to be pretty similar as C is currently the same. Food is thrown on floor then she'll scream for more. She screams for everything her sister has. She climbs everything and screams if I take her away. Basically she screams over everything and anything. I've had to put her in her cot screaming. It goes against everything I want to do but I cannot take anymore screaming in my face.
28/05/2013 at 18:24
Oh CP, I am sorry but this made me laugh He is so similar to how E was. It will pass! We were just as stern as we could be about throwing the food, if that didn't work, we ignored it. Is he doing it for attention? She was! We still have bad days but at least she is old enough for me to reason with her (or bribe her...)
28/05/2013 at 18:25
Malteser- I really don't think there is anything wrong with putting her in her cot to give you a break and her some calming down time. I used to do the same with E. We still put her in her room now if (and it is really rare) she gets uncontrollably angry.
28/05/2013 at 18:30
Malteser I also put him in his cot but he now climbs over it! yes he wanted Ls cup so I got him one the exact same but no it was Ls he wanted so in bloody desperation for the screaming to stop I told L to give him the cup...he still screamed as he then decided he didn't want it
Ws I could never believe E was vile, she looks such an angelic wee soul! Yes trying the stern face /voice... He couldn't care less
28/05/2013 at 18:41
Is he teething CP? Sounds like he wants food but can't face it then wakes hungry so will be tired and play up? Id try calpol just to see
28/05/2013 at 18:53
Weekender he has calpol anyway as he bites a lot (I'm not selling him well here am I lol) so I thought the calpol could help if he was teething iyswim
28/05/2013 at 19:43
It's the angelic ones that seem to be the worst!! I hope he gets better soon. I couldn't wait for bedtime tonight!
28/05/2013 at 19:44
Hmm not sure what else then....try the "may cause drowsiness" piriton?
28/05/2013 at 19:50
It is hideous when they're like that. I remember trying to appease mine with different plates. But none were right. In the end I did remove her from the table. Cue a tantrum with head banging.
Its a phase amd they are testing boundaries all the time. The clearer you are about your boundaries the sooner tjey will learn.
28/05/2013 at 20:35
We get the throwing of food thing here too and IT DRIVES ME MAD. Especially when I'd put some jeans over the back of a kitchen chair to dry (to wear out that night) and he threw a ketchupy chip on them.
I wish I knew how to stop it but nothing works, ignoring, getting cross, getting him down, putting him on the door mat lol... He's been doing it for months, too.
28/05/2013 at 20:38
Out of interest, does he do it at his CM? I don't think O does.
28/05/2013 at 20:44
He was doing it at the cm but she told him 'give it to Debbie' instead of putting it in the floor do he hands her the food instead if throwing it! Iv been trying that for ages but nope...he'd rather throw.
Apparently the cm couldn't ever imagine L being naughty, she just calls Isaac a cheeky monkey....but again she's never experienced a tantrum!
28/05/2013 at 20:57
Have you tried over praising the good behaviour. So every single mouthful that makes it to the mouth gets praised. Try it for a couple of days. I'm guessing that with an older child at meal times the younger ones have to compete for attention and the throwing food helps to get it.
They often behave better for others. My daughter refused to let me feed her with a spoon at home when she was a baby. But at nursery she happily let them do it for her. (Not that I was desperate to feed her I just couldn't understand how she was eating everything when half her food at home ended up on the floor).
29/05/2013 at 03:27
Sorry I disappeared. We have a molar peeking through so hopefully that's the cause of the screaming and it'll pass soon. I can't remember our older daughter screaming as much as this but then she was the only one and got the toys she wanted, all the attention etc.
Hope it passes soon CP x
29/05/2013 at 09:06
This is totally just a phase but a very tough one. For us when he used to throw food, he was told off once, if he threw again he went on the naught step. This caused no end of tantrums but he soon learned.
However, at 3.5years we still have the I want it I don't want it I want it I don't want it I want it tantrum. Drives me bonkers.
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