Cole just recently started experimenting with screaming.: He shrieks at the top of his lungs, at ear-piercing levels, for all kinds of reasons - happy, sad, mad, bored, whatever. It is SO annoying - we had to leave a restaurant halfway through our meals the other night because of it. I try to convey to him that I don't like it, through disapproving expressions and a stern tone of voice, etc. but it doesn't seem to affect him. Now I am just trying to ignore it but I'm telling you, he is giving me headaches. This is just a phase, right? I have had no luck in discouraging this behavior, which is understandable because he's only 1 yr. old. But it's making going places with him a little difficult because we never know when he's going to decide that it would be fun to shatter everyone's eardrums for 10 minutes.: I don't see what I can do about it, though.