My DD is 15 months old and is still mostly non verbal. I'm dealing with some anxiety/ppd issues of my own, so this is probably colouring my judgement somewhat.
I absolutely adore her, and in the best moments she is the light of my life. This week....not so much.
She has always been a loud baby, we say she goes from zero to meltdown in 1.5 seconds.
Anyway, I digress. When she has anything she wants she screams at me until I do it. I've tried hard not to respond to the screaming so as not to teach her that is the way to get my attention, but it hasn't seemed to work. She will sit and thrust whatever she wants at me and yell at me. I just can't handle it anymore. I really need an ap/ gentle way to help her and I get through this before I go off the deep end.
I don't know what to do.
Sandra SAHM to Kayleigh and welcoming Emily January 2010