Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Just moved to Framingham, MA
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I have to admit that I have not had to deal with many tantrums. In fact nearly none, so I am definately not an expert on that. However....
Since the screeming / crying occurs as you try to change her imediate or personal environment, I wonder if she is not at a stage where she is establishing her personal boundaries.
Do you ask her before changing her?
Thus: if she does not want to change out of pie-jams, don't.
Is the thing she is reaching for dangerous, or just inconvienient for you?
Thus: let her have it.
The "unreasonable" tantrums.
Anyhow, I judge each one then decide what to do.
The menu I choose from includes:
Throwing a tantrum too, mimicking hers,
Drowning her in love snd kisses,
Blowing mega raspberries on her tummy,
absolutely not turning a hair,
Putting on some Mozart (claranet cocerto) or Vivaldi's 4 seasons,
making lots of funny faces.
There are probably more but whatever they are, humor is probably a part of it.
Coerse less and enjoy life.