Tantrums & Serentity | NewMamaDiaries.com

Yep, you heard me right!  My cute, precious Chunk is a full effect tantrum thrower.  The nerve of this kid right?!  I swear, I neevr heard anyone talk about their baby’s throwing tantrums and being difficult.  Never!  I always heard about the “Terrible Twos” and so on and so forth.  I thought I have another year and a half until I had to deal with any of this.

Its like he hit the 9 month mark and decided to go balls to the wall with acting out.  I don’t get it.  He’s always been a bit of a handful, but nothing like he is now.  As an older baby, I thought he’d mellow out, but he’s turnt up…literally.  The kid is at level 10.  I mean he goes from 0 to 60 when he doen’t get what he wants.  Sounds a lot like me…unfortunately.  Chunk looks a lot like his dad, but acts like me.  My mom said I was very similar to Chunk when I was a baby.  That’s why she stopped at me.  For reals people, she got her tubes tied and everything!  To balance that out, I guess God gave her a good kid and teenager, because I wasn’t your typcial difficult teenage.  Most folks get it on the backend, while she got it on the frontend.

The thing is with Chunk being a boy, and acting like me, means he’s going to be even worst.  Its a little thing called testosterone that adds aggressiveness to his already lively personality.  When this kid is sweet, he’s sweet as pie.  You can’t get enough of him!  That smile, that laugh, the mischevous look, all so cute!  However, this kid will scream your ears off and not give up without a fight.  He’s a strong-willed person, I can tell already.  He only does things when and how he wants to, and there’s no other way around it.  It leaves me at a lost most of the time, because I can’t make him be any other way than how he is.  

Maybe its the teething added to it, but he is really testing my husband and I lately.  Parenting, especially being a mom takes so much patience.  I mean the level of patience is off my richter scale, given that I was born with none of it.  I’m certain God gave me some when this kid popped out.  By golly, I know I’m in store for quite a ride if Chunk really does turn out to be a lot like me personality wise.  For now, I can only pray that God grants me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, and the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

How do you deal with accepting things, people, and situations that you can’t change? – Have you ever found yourself in a position where you did know what to do or something took you by storm?

Tenns Reid

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  1. Oh, sounds like our daughter when she was going through her tantrum stage! I wrote about that but her tantrums were really testing my patience!

  2. We are in this stage as well! Mine is almost 3, but whenever dad tells him what to do – look out! We just don’t know what to do. He’s hysterical one minute, then all lovey the next…I think these tantrums are just come and go stages (I pray!)

  3. That is so frustrating! We’ve been there (and are currently there with our 3 yr old) and it does get easier! They tend to come in waves which is nice because I would just keep reminding myself that it was just a season. He is pretty young, but that usually just means he is mature 🙂 Mine always had the worst time of it when they felt like they had no control. My second was 8 months when he started hitting his older brother because he was mad at him- my first thought was, “Seriously? And you are how old?” Luckily, stubbornness can be a great trait if you can get it pointed in the right direction! Thanks for linking up!

  4. There are a lot of times when I don’t know what to do or how to handle a situation. My little one (age 5 now) sometimes throws tantrums. For her, I noticed it is when I am not giving her enough physical touch. I have to take her away from everything and have her sit in my lap until she can calm down. I need to be more aware so that I can prevent it…but sometimes I get too busy! It sounds like you have a child that is good and independent! Good luck!

  5. Oh just think how fun the terrible 2s are if he’s tantruming sub-one! It will be SO much fun! 🙂 I try to count to 10 and take deep breaths but it just doesn’t always work. I’m an extremely patient person but parenting tests my patience limits more than I could ever imagine. I have heard that kids tend to have good/bad years every other year so you can always hope for that. Good luck, mama!

  6. Bee was a lot more strong-willed than Butterfly. She was a handful. She has calmed down a lot. Strong parenting has helped, but not eliminated the issues. What I mean, is if she threw a tantrum, she would be immediately removed from the situation and put in her bed. No questions or hesitation. Then, I had to praise her a LOT when she handled things well. It took just a couple of weeks, for her to change her tune, but it required a lot of consistency! Good luck! To accept, means that you are ok with what he’s doing. If you are, then just take a big breath… then take another. But if you want to change the behavior (not the child), then you have to do something else.

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