Ugh, my 14 month old daughter is the same way, and she's been doing this for at least a month now. Whenever she doesn't get her way she will scream and flail her arms. Most times she even tries to hit me in my hand or my face (if I am holding her and she's facing me). It's very frustrating and it's embarrassing even (for me) when we are out in public, say riding the bus, and I am holding her and she tries holding on to a pole (which are full of germs, so I tell her NO) and she gets mad at me and will hit me in my face and scream at me. Sometimes I flick her hand just to get her to stop, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I like some of the suggestions that other moms have given, so that is something I will have to try. Thanks for posting this question!
at 1:26 AM on Dec. 22, 2008