My DD can be quite dramatic... The last few months she's started holding her breath when she gets hurt. I know that part is normal... we talk to her, blow in her face, etc etc... but she doesn't take that gasp of air.. she'll hold her breath until she gets so light headed she goes limp or falls and sometimes her eyes roll back! Finally the other night she actually made herself pass out for a second!! My son caught her mid-air from falling back! Then she's fine in less than a minute. And this time was actually saying "It's Okay Mama... I Okay" as I was on the phone with my sister (who's a nurse)!!
Has anyone experienced this??? My dad said I should talk to the Dr, but I can't imagine what could be done. I really don't think it's a medical issue.
Mommy to my lil man Jackson Kade (6yo), our princess Mikah Elisabeth (2yo) and baby bean William 'Ryder' (7/20/09)
Ignore her completely. She's doing it for the attention. When she doesn't get the payoff she's looking for, she'll stop. But she'll try her hardest to get your attention at first.
I totally agree with craftyashley! she is doing it for the attention and i would ignore her. Ignore the tantrum and dont say anything to her but do keep a watchful eye on her. after her breath holding sessions i would immediately put her in time out and not show a lot of concern, even though i know it will be hard but she is doing this because then all attention is on her its like a damsel in distress type thing, if she sees that it is doing nothing and she isnt getting attention then she will eventually stop. i would tell her after her time out that "its ok that you are mad because everyone gets mad but we need to learn how to express ourselves better" good luck to you, i am dealing with behavior issues with my 15 month old and im pretty sure she has absolutely no concept of no!!!
Last edited by haleymom07; 03-22-2009 at 03:43 AM. Reason: im an idiot!!!
When I was 13 my 2 year old brother would do this! When it comes down to it, its all for attention! He would cry so hard bc he could not get his way that he would hold his breathe! We would do all the same things that you done as well as go outside with him to get fresh air, sometimes we would get a wet rag and rub it on his face, most of the time we had to blow in his face until we quit! It's an attention grabber, so ignore it!! I don't know what you do for discipline, but this is something to be disciplined for... She will stop once you ignore it!