tell her "no", put her in time out and ignore it. If you give into it, it will never stop and will get worse. Trust me, it will get worse. This is how it started for a child i babysit. She started with crying when she didn't get her way, then it went to stomping her feet and yelling, then to screaming (and i mean screechy-screaming) and flailing herself about. Her parents never tell her no, they give into her every demand, and this is how she behaives now for everyone! This has been going on for over two years. She is finally behaiving for me (we're down to 1-2 screaming, hour long tantrums which is a big improvement). Yes, it can get that bad if you don't nip it in the butt.
at 10:52 AM on Sep. 9, 2009