Rachele - posted on 02/18/2011 ( 34 moms have responded )
My daughter is 15 months old now and she absolutely refuses to listen to anything. I understand she is still young but I know she knows what no means but she will not listen! My big problem is I feel like I can't even leave the house anymore, I try to promote her independence by having her walk while holding my hand whenever the situation is appropriate but when I need her to either be held, sit in the cart at the store, or her stroller she throws a fit. For example tonight at the mall she screamed for two hours because I wouldn't let her run around on her own before I gave up and left. I don't know what I am suppose to do! :-( I want to be able to do things other than sit at the house but I honestly am afraid to take her out places for the chance that she will scream and throw herself on the floor because I won't let her walk, eat grass, or whatever else she thinks is ok for a toddler to do. I'd really appreciate any advice on how you guys either handle 15 month old temper tantrums or how you prevent them, or how to teach her that there are things she just can't do yet! Mommys have to leave the house sometimes too. lol Thanks in advance!