DS is just 13 months old, and this behavior has been going on maybe 2 weeks. He screams ~a very loud, high-pitched screeching scream~ all the frickin time. When he's frustrated, when something doesn't do what he expected it to, when he wants something, when he doesn't want what he's got, etc.etc.etc.... Sometimes I don't even know why he's doing it, but it happens many times throughout the day, all day long. We even had to leave a restaurant before our food arrived last weekend because he would not stop screaming. I generally try to ignore it, but there are times either I or DH get so annoyed we snap back. Sometimes I do what he wants just to get the screaming to stop, but I don't want him to learn that this is the way to get what he wants.
So please enlighten me, how am I supposed to deal with this screaming? I fear this is the onslaught of the "terrible twos" and is not going to stop anytime soon. I assume he's just trying to assert himself ~he started walking at about the time this behavior started, so I think he feels newly powerful and this is just his way of expressing that. I don't want to squash his natural life energy, but I can't even tell you how annoying this is. What am I supposed to do?
Any insight, experience or advice is much welcome, and thank you!