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93. GOING THROUGH THE TANTRUM PHASE? WHAT TO DO AND WHY IT'S HAPPENING - LISTENER Q&A #4
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I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 4 month old baby. Both are girls. My oldest daughter is going through the tantrum phase and at times it’s literally for anything - she wants to pour her own water even though the cup is filled to the rim, her father went to walk the dog, she wants to eat on my lap, she wants something else to eat, doesn’t want the car seat belt, etc - and they just spiral.
I try to connect with her, we do breathing exercises and I reinforce feelings and “using our words.”
I won’t lie, when the tantrums continue to spiral - meaning it’s 30 mins of tantruming - I have to walk away at times. I feel like my chest is tightening and I’m overwhelmed.
Also, my 4 month old has been very jumpy especially every time her big sister has a tantrum. The baby will start crying, wake up crying, or be easily startled. At times I feel like she’s scared by her older sister. Is my younger child becoming overwhelmed or traumatised by all the yelling? I don’t know what to do. I don’t want them to resent each other or have a bad relationship.
Edmary (a mama who just trying)
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