08-06-2014 08:36 AM
II have a 2 1/2 year old that screams and covers his ears while in public and sometimes at home. he is the only child and I try to play with him when I get home from work but sometimes I am too tired after cooking and cleaning. Also try to get Dad involved but he just yells at him and tell him to sit down or go play. what should I do?
08-06-2014 11:52 AM
08-08-2014 09:23 AM
I went through a stage with my oldest around the same age where she would do the same thing. How I handled it depended on where we were at. At home I would usually ignore it if possible, if it was out of hand she'd do a time out to quiet down. At church, we'd take her out of the chapel until she was quiet. At the grocery store I'd usually start figuring out ways to entertain her so that she would stop entertaining herself.
I think the big thing is figuring out why it's happening. DD1 did it completely out of boredom. Public restrooms were the worst because she would do it to hear herself echo.
08-08-2014 03:31 PM
08-19-2014 10:45 AM
08-19-2014 10:48 AM
08-19-2014 10:51 AM
I have been trying to figure this out for months now. I have a 20 month old that has a sensory disorder. He hits his ears or covers his ears and screams for hours and hours.
He loves music so sometimes singing helps. He is very visiual so sometimes a tablet or video helps distract him. Usually there nothing much I can do but to leave the situation and go home. He gets overly stimulated or under stimulated in certain places and screams. He covers his ears because his own screaming is too loud for him.
My friends little boy does the same thing and she bought some ear protection at walmart. She said he will stop screaming because one, he can hear him self and two, it takes away that sense.
I hope this helps a little.