Okay, so maybe the tantrums are not as terrible as the title may make it sound.
Erin is now 9 months old and has somehow learned how to throw a bit of a tantrum. I have absolutely no idea how babies or children learn this.
Just recently Erin has started to get really upset and annoyed if I tell her she can’t have something or take something away from her. It could even be because I’m trying to feed her, or if the food has run out! The biggest one at the minute is because I won’t let her chew on my new necklace!
I know there is probably no real way of stopping your child from throwing a tantrum but god, I hope Erin grows out of it quick. I have absolutely no idea how to approach it considering she’s only 9 months old. One of the problems is that I know she won’t understand any of this for quite some time. Sometimes I try to distract her straight afterwards by doing something else or singing to her.
I really thought that this kind of thing would come later on, maybe after she was 1 at least. I certainly wasn’t expecting it to happen at 9 months old. I know that I had tantrums as a child so I hope that this isn’t something she gets from me.
Is there any advice you can give me on tantrums and how to help children get over it quickly?