Hello, I'm the mother of a 15 month old toddler. Looking for advice on how you handle full blown tantrums this young.
He starts out by waking up screaming. I noticed that he is actually sleeping when he does this and if I get him up it gets worse so I leave him to cry until he is either awake or falls back asleep. Eventually he'll scream himself awake and I will go get him to comfort him. Nothing makes him happy =[
Then it doesn't matter what happens, he can't eat my breakfast, he gets told to stop hitting in the face, things I don't even know what happens, he will scream and cry and he looks so stressed out. When it happens over being in trouble, I get his attention and tell him to stop then procede to ignore him until he calms down. When it happens over being frustrated, i guess because I have no clue, I try to get his full attention and talk to him and ask him why he is upset and if he needs my help.
A couple of months ago, before this started, he was so happy, loved everything, never got frustrated, loved when it was bed time, he didn't even mind when he got told to stop. He hasn't reached any new milestones either, which is not a bad thing because he started walking and climbing, eating with a spoon and fork early.
It just seems to be getting worse. Any advice??