Posted by Elizabeth on November 02, 2003 at 00:26:39:
In Reply to: Re: temper tantrums posted by Steve on November 02, 2003 at 00:14:04:
Don't have second thoughts. It will be great and simple in the longrun, after the tantrum phase passes of course. I used to ignore my daughter too but seemed to get worse. If her tantrum gets very bad, I ask her if she wants to go to room to cool off and usually she will say no and stop, although sometimes I do have to send her to her room and then comes out like a complete angel after she is done screaming. What is very embarrassing is when they throw tantrums in public. My 3-year-old doesn't throw tantrums anymore but my 2-year-old has really embarassed us in public. One time as I was trying to slide my card through the machine while paying she started screaming and even hit me. There was a long line and everyone was just staring at me.
Regarding Mrs. Steve's nausea, over the counter vitamin B6 is very helpful for nausea in pregnancy. When pregnant, the body absorbs the B vitamins like crazy. Has she started her prenatal vitamins? If she has, taking extra vitamin B6 and extra folic acid may be helpful for the first 3 months which prevents many birth defects. I feel very bad for her because I remember being pregnant and my oldest throwing fits. It really exhausts a person.