Cathy - posted on 01/01/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
So my son,who is 18,going on 19 months has started having these crying tantrums where he will cry and cry for up to an hour. Occasionally picking him and walking around with him helps,until I set him back down,but nothing else ends this. It came about,I believe,because my husband cannot stand to hear him cry,at all,and so,to keep the peace I just picked him up,whenever he wants. The problem of course now is he expects it all the time,with whenever he wants to be held/picked up. I had thought,back when this started(this past spring),that as soon as my husband left for his job that takes him to AK for at least a couple of months,I would just start teaching him then that no,he can't be picked up whenever the desire to be picked up hits him. Unfortunately my husband ended up staying home the rest of the year,and now,as a result,he has started in on some really fine temper tantrums. Do I just have to leave him to cry it out,or is there something I can do,we've tried distracting him,even firmly telling him enough/quit,even offering him to let him nurse does not stop it. Once he gets going,nothing seems to work.