Lethbridge, Alberta, CAN
Number of kids: 1
Ages of kids: 7 Months
Problem: Hi everyone! He's sleeping... I have a baby who is easily frustrated. He gets so angry that he escalates quickly to turning purple. Many folks laugh to see how upset he gets. My dilemma is whether or not I respond to him when he has a fit of rage, or whether I should ignore him. I fear that if I ignore him, I am neglecting his "needs" or "wants." On the other hand I am afraid that if I respond, I am teaching him that he can get his way by becoming angry and demanding. I am not sure if he was born this way, as he entered the world screaming with clenched fists, and observers commented that he was really mad. Or is it something in how I am reacting toward him, either some error of either omission or commission? One Daycare that he spends a maximum of 3 hours per week at, is already using words like "one-to-one," and "need back-up. " This terrifies me, as I fear the repercussions of labels with such negative overtones in such a small fellow. Any pointers or discussion?
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