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Terrible twos or something more?

My daughter has always had little patience and a short fuse but recently, her tantrums have gotten much worse. They can last for ages - I know they always seem like they've been screaming for hour when it's only been minutes but it's definitely exceeding 30 minutes. She'll head butt things, kick, throw but more worryingly she will pull her hair, bite her self and hit her self. You can see when she's getting angry because she'll put her hands behind her ears. She turned two in January so we had been experiencing strops/ trantrums for a while but they really do seem to be getting worse. There's no talking her around either. We've got her 2.5 year check up next month and we will be bringing it up but I just wanted to know if this is normal or not? Oh and about 3 weeks ago she gave up the dummy? Any help would be great!


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  • lippipop 20:3917/01/2018
    This sounds a lot like my daughter. She turned two and into a little monster. She would get very angry and hit herself. It's very frustrating. She has a sister who is 15 months older than her, but is smaller than her so the 2 of them forget that they are different ages. The 2 year old expects to be able to do everything her big sister can do. Luckily, she is 3 at the end of next month and they seem to have calm drastically. She still gets frustrated, she won't allow anyone to help her if she accidentally hurts herself, she won't accept help when doing anything she thinks she can do herself either. Luckily, her speech is very well developed so she can try and get across what is wrong. I was worried it wouldn't calm down as baby 3 is due in a couple of months and I was worried I wouldn't be able to cope with her tantrums and a new baby, but they have calmed. Hopefully yours have calmed down for you now too.
  • wood32 21:1413/04/2017
    Unfortunately can't help with the excessive tantrums, definitely one for the health visitor on her check up I'd say. Just wanted you to know your question had been seen and read. My son turned two in January as well and his tantrums are certainly starting to reach a crescendo but they are fairly manageable, if not tiresome. Well done on getting rid of the dummy. My son isn't looking likely to lose his any time soon. He's ok when he's busy but tired or upset, it's what he wants.
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