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#1 of 6 Old 05-15-2003, 10:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Please, someone, tell me that all 21 month olds are extremely loud. She plays loud, she talks loud, she fusses at me loud, lol, she even babbled at the dog LOUD!

Ack~I cannot take this too much longer.....when does it get quieter around here, lol!!

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My son just learned how to make this high pitched screeching noise and does it constantly. The dog runs away from him with her ears held back. So, normal or not, you have some company.

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no not all kids are loud

I've always asked my kids to keep it to a reasonable level or it hurts my ears and I ahve to go and be by myself to recover. If they approach me with a volume level way too high I say I can hear them very well and could they try speaking more softly so my ears don't get hurt.

my friend has very loud kids and when they come over they know loud is for outside here, I just can't stand loud

screeching would get an immediate request to be out of doors unless it were too early or late for the neighbours to deal with!
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Well, it's a new skill that volume control so kids will do it until they are bored of it or feel like they have total mastery of it.

If my daughter is screaming loud I get in her face and whisper. It's an old trick from having a parrot and it works. Kids have to be quiet to hear you, and they like to do what you're doing.

It's also a good time to start talking about inside voiced and outside voices. If you can, let them scream as much as they can outside.
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I agree with Elizabeth. I remember when loud screeching was the new skill and it would just come out of no where! Very shocking. That passed before long. The whispering technique has worked and still works for me as we close in on 3/yo.
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Hi Elizabeth

Today when she was yelling (not upset, not talking to me, really, just being loud, lol) I did what you suggested and got really close and whispered in her ear. I basically said that mommy loves to hear her talk, but when she talks that loud, it hurts mommy's ears.

I don't know how much of what I said she understood (she's almost 21 months) but she did start whispering back to me, lol. It was cute.

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