My dd is 14 months old on wednesday. We'd been doing really well with telling her to use an inside voice and being firm and using firm looks to get her to stop screaming. All of a sudden it's back. Right now I feel like a broken record saying "use your inside voice" And she instead just screams in my face. Which makes me so frustrated and frankly angry! I don't want to be angry and I know some screaming is normal but not this much. Ad to that hubby was part of a household that is now broken, and his parents yelled and broke things. as a result He has some PTSD around it and shuts down quickly. I really need to get a handle on this. It's just so hard to see him upset and I hate feeling angry about it.
Before you say I'm crazy to expect her to stop please understand. She is VERY advanced in speak and cognitive skills. She speaks in short sentences, uses over 25 words, and over 10 signs. She can understand simple requests or commands. (for example she can go into another room to get a specific object and bring it to me) And she has a willing spirit when it comes to listening. She's just a bit strong willed despite being a fairly mellow baby.
I KNOW she can learn as a result of this and I refuse to say she can't. There's so much she's learned all ready and proven she can learn more. I do not feel like she is prevented from being a baby. I also believe in teaching children at a young age what is expected of them.
So any ideas for things I can try? Obviously I don't expect any one thing to work. But I know she learns fast and wants to learn so Anything I can try for a bit and discard if it doesn't work is welcome.