Hi Moms. I need advice. My daughter is almost 2 and the tantrums have begun full blown. I don't know what to do. I think I make them worse. Everything sets her off. If she doesn't get what she wants she cries and it doesn't stop. I tend to yell and lose my patience with her which I know doesn't help. My pediatrician told me when she has a tantrum put her in the playpen where she's safe because she bangs her head elsewhere and walk away but I don't know if that's the right approach either. She has about 2-3 tantrums a day. What do I do?
Examples of why she'll throw a tantrum-
I won't open the gate for her to climb the stairs
She wants to sit on the kitchen counter and stick her fingers in the toaster oven and I won't let her.
She wants to sit in the refrigerator and I'll close the door.
It's silly little things but if she doesn't get what she wants it can be a tantrum for at least a half an hour. So I tend to give in or yell.