My one year old daughter is my one and only child, and she certainly will be my last. She has been a monster since day one, and as she gets older, it just gets worse and worse. As a newborn up until six months or so, she would cry for hours every evening. HOURS. She wouldn't take a bottle, but would root around like she wanted one. We took her to the pediatrician, assuming she must have some sort of problem going on, only to be told every time that she was fine. As a one year old, she screams over everything. She won't sleep on her own, which has been an issue from day one, with 45 minutes being the longest she slept for the first three or four months. She screams if we try to put her in her crib, and she will go for hours. Other people we know with kids her age just stick them in their crib, and they sleep. Everything is a huge struggle or a ritual with her because so little actually works. I'm sick of spending two hours trying to get her to fall asleep at night despite that we've taken her naps from her, only to have her wake up two hours later, then wake up and scream every time you try to move her back to her crib. Then a few hours after that, she's up again! We have several friends with children around her age, and they all tell us that they wonder how we do it. "Our kid NEVER acted like that." Is a very common thing for us to hear. She screams and throws fits about everything, and she never sleeps!