Monday, September 1, 2014

Managing Fits

Looks so cute, no?  Would never anticipate that he can cry and fall on the floor over nothing with the best of them.
Thanks to Lesley Colvin of KensingtonBlue for these amazing, unexpected pics!
So our near-perfect little boy has learned how to through a fit.  And he's *really* good at it - in fact, he's gotten better, if that's the right phraseology.

It's taken me by surprise, and I'm at a little bit of a loss as to what to do.  It seems so out of character for his easy-going, happy personality, but there you have it.  When he doesn't get his way, he is a bit "precious" as they say here.

I need help - thoughts?  What is the best strategy?  I have either taken the tack of ignoring it completely, putting him in 30 second time outs if it is really bad (to which he often giggles - less effective), or laughing at him and making fun of him, which is surprisingly effective to get him to laugh at the situation, but perhaps I don't want him to get any attention at all?

Help, please?

Like his dad and grandpa Toler, G gets attached to objects - cars and, recently, his tiger.  He can now say both! 
This is what happens, apparently, when you ask a professional photographer to watch your son for a weekend.
Lesley, I don't know how you do it!

"The twins" as they were called while we were in Madrid.
This is the laughing that occurs post-fit.  Sometimes we get so mad, I rend my clothes!

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