My 18 month old has always done the shrieking thing but lately I think it's gotten worse. He screams at the top of his lungs all day. When he's frustrated, when he's mad, when he wants attention, when he's happy, and the rest of the time just because!! But it's really starting to drive me insane...to the point I'm starting to scream back. I'm afraid I'm just going to snap one day. How can I stop the screaming??Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:14 AM on Feb. 12, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)
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Answer by Allergic2Stupid at 2:27 AM on Feb. 12, 2010
when he screams. get on his level looking in his eyes and say NO, that hurts my ears (i have aspies so my hearing is better then most people hence the screaming my son did at that age drove me crazy!!!) you cant hurt mommy... if he is like my son. he will find this funny. my son was also ready to begin time outs in his room at that same age. so when he would scream i would correct him with the "no, that hurts me." if he screamed again i just put him in his room for literally one minute. which he was hurt by (emotionally) and cried about. when i took him out of his room i would repeat -- no screaming.... also Ear Plugs are a wonderful invention if you have sensitive hearing. for when they arent being bad just loud and you cant stand the noise.
Answer by AmaliaD at 8:45 AM on Feb. 12, 2010
time out does "register" they are smart. dont under estimate him! if he knows when he does something bad, he has to go away from people and you put him in a room (with baby gate blocking the door not locking them in) they will make that connection.. when i am obnoxious or scream i have to go away from people. he can understand that i guarantee it!
Answer by AmaliaD at 8:47 AM on Feb. 12, 2010
Answer by butterflyblu at 7:29 PM on Feb. 12, 2010