Our daughter recently starting having tantrums (throwing herself on the floor and lying flat in the "protest" position if we take away something dangerous, try to move her somewhere, etc.) and I'm sure it's totally normal, but given how gentle we are with her (cosleep, wear her a lot, lots of attention, follow a lot of ap/unconditional parenting guidelines) I guess I thought maybe we'd avoid it?
Is there anything ap-related or gentle parenting related to calm her or try to prevent this? should we be doing something different, or is it just a completely normal phase? we usually just try to redirect and that works pretty well most of the time. a few times we've just let her stew for a couple minutes to see if she'll calm down (she doesn't). she's always been very strong-willed, as an infant she wanted to be held all day and would protest loudly if she was put down for a few minutes and she didn't like it. at 6 months she decided no more crib (next to our bed) and screamed if put in the crib, but feel asleep happily in bed (and now (horribly) sleeps in bed). but other than the tantrums, she's incredibly happy and snuggly and giggly and joyful, so maybe it's silly to even be concerned?