Dealing with the "terrible twos"
My son recently turned 2, though the tantrums started a few months ago. This week, however, the sh*t has hit the fan! Colossal meltdowns over everything, not listening (more than usual), refusing to ride in the shopping cart and crying "walk" then trying to grab everything on the shelf or wander off when I attempt to give him freedom. The real crux has been during nap/bedtime. We've been successfully potty training for a month and he is using that as a control method over us by screaming and crying "pee pee" as soon as he's laid down evrn though he went potty right before he is put in his crib. I don't want to invalidate him telling me he has to potty, so he gets one timed attempt to go then it's back to bed. Tonight that led to him screaming an additional 20 minutes until he cried himself to sleep. I really don't know how to handle this. Up until now, he's been pretty easy going, especially in public. Today, however, we had multiple meltdowns in public. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!