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Guess what? If they're screaming, they're trying to tell you something. LISTEN! If the kid is continuously screaming, then you are not meeting some need of his (I assume we are talking about a baby here). Is he wet? Is he hungry? Does he simply need your attention because he's been in daycare all day and ignored there too? Wow, and when he's screaming, you just kind of tune him out.


Is she old enough to ask for a treat and understand you when you say "no" and throw a fit?

One of the very few times Chandra threw a fit in a store at a young age. She was. . . 10 months old? I think, she reached for something and I put it back on the shelf and said, "no."

You never HEARD such a wailing. Would have though I beat the kid black and blue. Was she tired? yes, so was I, but we needed groceries. Did I try to stop it? Yes, of course. I tried to start a singing game, I tried distraction, getting her to be a "big" girl and hold something for me and other things that had worked in the past. She wasn't having any of it.

If I took her out then, what would happen? I still wouldn't have anything for dinner or milk/formula/baby food for her.

THOSE kind of fits, I ignored. Took a few minutes for her to understand I wasn't going to respond and give in to her, THEN she quieted down, and by that point, we were in the car.

Ishtar
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