Oh boy oh boy!! I really hope this is just a phase. Our little guy has now begun to scream. He will scream when he is happy, sad, mad, excited, frustrated and sometimes for no reason at all. I have no clue sometimes why he is screaming and those times I really wish he could put words to his thoughts. When he is frustrated it is usually because he can’t complete a task that he is trying to do or walk around the table how he wants. And sometimes he screams because I am cooking and not paying 100% attention to him.
:: Big sigh ::
What is the best way to deal with this behavior? So far I assess the situation and if he is frustrated I explain what I think is bothering him. When he is mad or sad I tell him I understand his feelings and everything is ok. If he is happy or excited I try to “shhh” him and tell him to use an inside voice. (not too early for him to learn, right?)
Is there a better way to handle it? How long will this phase last…. I would love some advise and/or great wisdom.