3 Yr. Old Temper Tantrums - FamilyEducation
3 Yr. Old Temper Tantrums
06/27/2007 at 20:33 PM

My daughter turned 3 early March and has been a very well behaved little girl until recently when my husband took on an additional job.  She now only see's him on weekends and has turned into a monster tantrum thrower.  Any suggestions on how to deal with this situatuion.  I have talked to her and we both have explained things as best as possible.  She is very intelligent for her age so we know she must comprehend some of what we are explaining about the situation, but she still is only a little girl.  How can I make things better for her.  Everyday we have a tantrum battle. 

Thanks!!!!  Mom at a loss :( 

Hey mwags,


Welcome to the boards.  I think that the combination of the age and the job are probably partly to blame.  Three is a hard age for girls, my SIL is going through the same thing with her daughter right now and there is no new job.


I would not allow myself to have a tantrum battle every day, I would not have a battle at all.  I would handle it with the least amount of attention that I could. 


Anyone else have any ideas?






If you tried talking with her and explaining the situation then try leaving the scene or put her in another room and close the door behind you. She will get the hint that you mean business.