Seriously, it's beginning to really stress me out. My 2yo just SCREAMS at everything. She is capable of communicating perfectly fine but she is absolutely hot-headed and flies into these rages the second something happens that she doesn't like. When she wants something, she'll just repeat it over and over and over and over again (we try to redirect, distract, etc. and finally get to "No" when she won't be distracted in any way and then... screaming).
And she's kind of mean... but in all fairness, the stuff I'm seeing may be completely age-appropriate and I just don't realize it because I don't see a LOT of other 2yos and the ones I see don't do this stuff (but again, I only see 2 on a regular basis--both are also girls). She just loves to taunt my 6yo ds by grabbing something of his and running or saying "Here" and pretending to give it to him and then pulling it away and running. We don't play like this in our house, so it's really hurtful to ds. :(
But the screaming... dear GOD, the screaming.
We tell her to "use her words" and we seriously choose our battles... often I think we're asking our 6yo to be more understanding and giving than I think is right lately because I just can't handle all her screaming. Our 6yo wasn't like this. It was easier to redirect him or give him something else to do or distract him, but man--she is a driven kid and she wants what she wants.
Help... because I think I'm just too stressed out to see the light here. And of course, my stress is probably only adding fuel to the fire. :(