Posted in Behavior, Toddlers

Screaming all the time

Anonymous

My 2yo is constantly screaming all the time. He's pretty verbal but lately he's been responding to most things by screaming. If he doesn't get his way he screams. Nothing I do seems to work. Any ideas of what I should do?

  • Jessica
    Sep 19

    Recently, my almost 3yr old has been throwing lots of crying tantrums. We have been trying the Montessori method. Where you put them in a "quiet area" thats all theirs and say things like "I understand your upset, or angry, when you calm down, you can tell me whats wrong" or similar to those lines :). It works with me but not so much with his daddy. 🤷‍♀️

  • Anonymous
    Sep 19

    I just calmly say “aw can you try and tell me without yelling” “I can’t understand your voice when it’s that loud” “can you try that again” honestly, its probably just a phase.... an annoying one lol I’d just say keep your cool and keep reminding him over and over that yelling and crying WILL NOT get him what he wants. My go to phrase is “can you please ask me again calm and quietly?” I say it..........200 times a day 😂

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Sep 19

    I agree with the responses above. The trick is to ask them calmly to repeat it in a respectful voice. You can explain as well that it’s hard for people to understand them When they yell, which delays their ability to get what they want. You may also need to demonstrate the exact tone and phrase? It sounded like you yelled that you want a banana? Can you try saying “Can I have a banana please.” Using the phrasing and tone you want. They need a ton of repetition and practice and examples with this before it becomes “muscle memory” for them. Be patient. It’s hard because our brains light up when our kids yell.