Start implementing time outs, he'll understand. All you can do is stick to your guns. Tell him not to scream that it is not ok, then take him somewhere to put him in a time out and don't respond to him. Definitely do not give in, this is a power struggle with him. He'll stop, just be patient and try to ignore it. If you are imbarassed and are in public just take him where nobody else is. Sometimes you just have to leave. I have heard from many of my friends that they have just left in the middle of grocery shopping with full carts. Take him out to the car, set him in his car seat(buckled in), have a conversation about it, then shut the doors and stand outside to unwind a little for a few minutes. I think everybody goes through these power struggles at some point in time so don't feel alone. As long as you show them that you mean business and you're not giving in, they will realize that it's not working and it will stop.
at 12:23 PM on Jun. 29, 2009