How to discipline toddler hitting, biting, throwing and tantrums

About Judy Arnall, BA, DTM, CCFE

BA, DTM, CCFE, Certified child development specialist and master of non-punitive parenting and education practices. Keynote speaker and best-selling author of "Discipline Without Distress", "Parenting With Patience", "Attachment Parenting Tips Raising Toddlers to Teens", and "Unschooling To University."
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4 Responses to How to discipline toddler hitting, biting, throwing and tantrums

  1. Tasha says:

    My 18 month old daughter throws violent temper tantrums. In other words, she smashes her head into things, walls, floors, tables, etc. Getting her out of the room is one thing, but getting to stop hurting herself is entirely different. If I try to hold her she turns her fists on me. I’ve started putting her into a pack-and-play, just so she doesn’t have an hard surfaces to bash into. So far it seems to be working, but what I really want her to do is find other ways to expel her anger. I’ve tried giving her things to chew on, but she throws them at me. I can’t get her to calm down long enough to understand the deep breathing exercise either. What else can I do?


  2. Judy Arnall says:

    Hi Tasha:
    The pack and play is a great idea. Your job at this time is damage control. Protect her from herself. She is only 18 months old. She has plenty of time to learn how to manage her anger. Most children stop tantrums by age 4, so give her time.
    Well done!


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