12 Reasons Your Toddler's Tantrums Are All Your Fault

toddler tantrumDo you want to hear a secret? I get angry and upset and cry sometimes. Okay, a lot of times. Okay, pretty much every day. But I have really good reasons for throwing temper tantrums -- I swear!

How else am I supposed to act when Mommy does something for me that I wanted to do ALL BY MYSELF? Or when Daddy turns off my favorite show before I'm finished watching? Or when I can't get one of my toys to work right? Or when I want a "loll-pop" RIGHT NOW and Mommy says no because we don't have any?

As I like to say, "Are you kidding me?"

Mommy and Daddy might not agree, but I think there are plenty of times it's okay for me to have a meltdown because of something THEY'VE done wrong. Do you want to know what they are?

Here are 12 reasons toddlers' tantrums might be all your fault ...


1) Mommy turns off the TV and tells me I can't watch any more Barney.

2) Daddy takes the iPhone away from me.

3) Mommy doesn't give me a "treat" until I eat my lunch or dinner.

4) Mommy tries to make me eat in my chair at the table instead of on the couch.

5) Daddy stops me from running around with a fork and waving it near everyone's eyes.

6) Mommy peels my banana or mixes my yogurt for me when I WANTED TO DO IT ALL BY MYSELF.

7) Daddy puts my shoes and socks on for me when I WANTED TO DO IT ALL BY MYSELF.

8) Mommy stops me from going through her purse and eating her lip gloss and "gums."

9) I can't get the pieces of my puzzle to fit -- so I throw them on the floor.

10) I can't put my Legos together right -- so I throw them on the floor.

11) I want a balloon or a lollipop -- or both! -- and Mommy says no because we don't have any right now.

12) Mommy and Daddy want me to take a nap or go to bed and I'M NOT TIRED YET!

Are you a toddler? What are YOUR very good reasons for throwing tantrums?


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