Jessi - posted on 05/24/2010 ( 30 moms have responded )
I have a 17 month old that has quite an attitude at times and throws tantrums at home and in public. She used to be so easy going and we could take her anywhere, but lately it is a chore to take her anywhere. She screams in the car when she is in her car seat for more then a few minutes and when shopping she is fussy and throws things. Help! How do we stop this? I know it's just a phase, but I want to teach her that it is wrong to throw tantrums when you want something or are tired/bored. Is she too young for a time out? I know she can't sit in a time out for long periods, but will it do any good to even try it at her age? Thanks for any suggestions!