Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Meltdowns vs. Apple Cider Vinegar


Meltdowns vs. Apple Cider Vinegar
I have been having a really tough time with Chase and his melt downs and whining lately. I was reading on a fellow bloggers page, Jana, and I got some helpful "medication" for helping solve this issue.

The other day, I was making lunch (one of the hardest times of the day) and Chase decides that he is going to have a melt down in kitchen, right by my feet, as I am scrambling to get lunch on the table. I remembered a post on a blog that I read and she tried it with her son and it worked....so I thought what the heck do I have to lose?! I went to the cupboard and got a small spoonful of Apple Cider Vinegar and told Chase that this was medicine to make him stop crying and whining. He quieted down enough to drink it and then immediately said, "I don't like that medicine at all...YUCK!" (My kids willingly take medicine, when they are sick, so he wasn't hesitant to take this) He calmed down and went to wash his hands for lunch. After lunch we went to watch a 30 minute TV show before nap, Chase was mad that he couldn't watch the show he wanted to, so he threw himself into a meltdown on the floor. I told him I'd be right back, I was going to go get a spoonful of his crying medicine. I have never seen my son stop crying so fast. I am crossing my fingers that this works. The day goes so much better without any meltdowns.

When Chase decides to throw a whining fit or have a complete meltdown, I now just ask him if he'd like a spoonful of "medicine" to help him stop whining or crying. He tells me, "no mama...that is yucky medicine," and stops much faster than ever before!
Thanks Jana! Hopefully this sticks!

5 comments:

Laken said...

Oh, wow! I will keep this in mind! Any suggestions for an 18 month old with meltdowns?????

Emily said...

What a neat idea! Lily is so bad about going "limp" when she does not get her away. I just have not understand why she does this. I guess I am starting to see no matter how good the child is, it seems to happen in every family.

Thanks again for the tip!

Lindsay said...

I will have to see if it works on mine next time I have to deal with a whiny, crying, 3 or 5 year old. Hope it keeps working for you.

mom24boys said...

Simply GENIUS!!!

M/J Granata said...

Hey Kelly... I just found you through a friend! I love your blog! Your family is precious! I love the apple cider vinegar idea... I will have to pass it on to my sister! My husband and I are waiting to adopt, so no kiddos yet! But, I can't wait to see if it continues to work! Keep us posted!
Julie G....
Empty Season

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