Screaming and tantrums of a Year and a Half Old Girl
So I have a little girl, Elaina, who will be 18 months old tomorrow but her tantrums remind me of my brother when he was going through the terrible twos. If we tell Elaina no or say she isn't allowed to do something, she immediately starts crying and begins screaming and wailing like it's the end of the world. I guess one of my questions is, how do I handle her screaming? What should I say or do when she begins screaming? We live in an apartment complex, where the walls are somewhat thin and we can hear conversations from the neighbors so having my gut instinct to just walk away and let Elaina cry and scream doesn't bode well for common courtesy among my neighbors. Another thing is finding the right way to discipline her when she does have these outbursts. We were putting her in a time out for one minute since she is one year old but I do not think it is properly disciplining her or helping her understand that she cannot hit, scream or cry when she does not get her way.
Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated :)