QUESTION

on 12 October 2009

How do you NOT laugh at your child when they're having a temper fit?

I'm just curious, you know. It's not the end of the world because I took away the hair clippies that he was chewing on because I was pretty sure he would choke on them. But there he sits, wailing away like it's the end of the world as he knows it. Is it wrong of me to find this humorous?

For the record, I ignore him. I tell him, that I'm happy to play/cuddle/read with him when he's DONE. But he needs to go and finish that temper fit elsewhere.

It's still really hard not to chuckle.

5 comments:

Sarah said...

You will thank yourself a million times over in the next few years for ignoring him. Whatever you do, do NOT let him see you laugh. I usually walk away so as to hide my struggle to not laugh. Oh children - aren't they grand?

My word verification is "cowet." As in "Mommy, I cowet this hair clippies!!! WAAAAAAA!!!" As in, "Little Boy, thou shalt not cowet."

Bird said...

Sometimes its so very hard not to laugh. The few times I have, he usually stops the fit to laugh with me (and then continues when I stop laughing.)

So glad you're back! Can't wait to hear about the trip!

Erin P said...

The Bradley's is absolutely right. Never let him see you laugh. In fact, I think the best thing is to find a reason to go into the next room so you don't even give him an audience. That worked such wonders with my son that he very soon stopped having tantrums at all!

Tori said...

Oh no, I'm guilty of laughing! I must stop from now on, but I can't help it! She cracks me up so much, because she's going through a very sensitive phase right now and everything makes her very upset! EEE!

SH said...

I totally laugh too! Not to her face, but I usually at least turn my back to her and let out a few silent giggles. Sometimes it just cannot be helped! :)

Can't wait to hear more about your trip to NYC!!