I never used to follow this method... I used to smack my son's hand when he kept touching something, or turn my back when he cried in frustration. But after a while.. I realized, this isn't working. Now he gets redirected, redirected, redirected, and even if he throwing a fit, if he comes to me wanting a hug, I hug him. Tightly. Overall, he's doing really good. He does not hit, or smack, or bite, or anything like that.
But alas... that "stage" has started. The "Terrible" one. So at least once a day, more often when he needs to be taking a nap, he'll growl/scream in frustration. I used to say, "HEY!" To snap him out of it. But then I sat back and thought.. which I've been doing a lot with him lately, shouldn't it be okay for him to get frustrated? After all, he's seen us scream in frustration. Why are so many things okay for adults to do it...but not toddlers? He's not doing it and trying to hurt either us or the cats, so what's wrong with it? He's just venting, right?
When he growled out in frustration earlier my MIL said, "Hey, that's enough!" He quieted, and I said nothing. I wasn't sure what to say. But that's what really got me thinking.. She's screamed in frustration. To herself, to us. We've all done it. Why is it not okay for him? Why do adults get away with so much, considering, and kids don't? Can't he be allowed to be frustrated?
Sorry for the rambling..=\ Guess I was just looking for what this board thought of screaming in the GD method.