Jessica - posted on 08/21/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )
My son loves to scream - especially in public places. Does anyone have any quick fixes to quiet a screamer down, so the entire store/restaurant/etc. does not suffer also? These are things I have tried and have been unsuccessful:
* Removing him from the place where he is screaming
* Getting on his level and sternly but quietly telling him, "NO, we don't scream."
* Tapping his mouth or squeezing his cheeks (that just makes him laugh)
He has been a screamer since around 6 months due to another screamer at daycare. He is no longer there, but the habit is. The screaming has gotten worse in the last month or so. I need some tricks! Thanks!