I am at a loss on what to do with managing my 3yo's temper tantrum. It took a turn for the worse this week when he started screaming on top of his lungs and his face was full of rage and he started kicking, hitting and pinching me (the mum). He loves me more than anything in this world but unfortunately also takes out his anger on me. This went on for an extended period of time each incident and it was very challenging to get him to cool it off. Most times it was triggered by him not getting his way.
I have tried the gentle approach of talking to him calmly and explaining why he couldn't have his way or have his dad take him away instead me dealing with the situation. We even tried using consequences for his actions such as taking away his favourite thing or activity for his behaviour or time out. None of it appears to work.