Squealing Little Girl

Jessica - posted on 12/17/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 16 month old daughter constantly squeals is there anyway to get her to stop? she screams so high piched all the time! lol HELP!!

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Michelle - posted on 12/17/2009

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My almost 4 year old son used to throw bad temper tantrums like that to the point that he would hurt himself and i ended up seeking proffesional advice! Kids throw tantrums when they dont get what they want and things like that but they need to know that the tantrum behavior is not going to b rewarded by giving in just because they might hurt themselves, i had tried everything and the therapist asked me if i had an extra 5 point harness car seat and i did(if u dont u can get one at a garage sale for little to nothing, it doesnt have to b fancy since u wont b useing it in the car) I was told to put him in the carseat in a corner that way he has a wall on each side of him and cant tip over and face him out so he could see what he was missing by being in the time out and also the 5 point harness helps to minimize harm that he could inflict on himself and i didnt have to worry about it as much and could go about what i was doing without giving him attention! It took about a month of this b 4 he stopped and we didnt have to use the carseat anymore! My 2 year old daughter thinks she is the boss and everyone should worship the ground she walks on and she will scream to the point that the neighbors can hear her and she will actually make herself vomit by screaming or purposly gagging herself! She used to do this everyday and sometime multiple times a day and even did it at stores so we stopped taking her places and we would plan shopping and things like that at a time when one of could stay home or grandma could watch her! She is slowly growing out of it and only does it a few times a week now and we have taken her to a few outings and so far had good luck! Trust me i know what u mean when u say u dont want to give them attention for bad behavior but it is so hard to do when they may harm themselves and in my daughters case if i c that she is gagging herself i try to get her on the tile or toilet asap to avoid all the mess...what sucks is that by doing that i am still giving her a form of attention for throwing up but u have to do what is best for u and ur child and try different things! I wish u the best of luck as i know what u r going through!

Jessica - posted on 12/17/2009

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she Does it when throwing a tantrum alot! she just throws herslef on the fall an kicks around a feel really bad if i ignore it because i looks like it would hurt when she hits her head! and she des it just for the sake of doing it alot when she is playing if somthing doesn't fit she will shriek in frustration i have tried to tell her no when she does it so many times and she just sheiks at me again lol! it's so ear piercing and when she will do it in public is so embarrasing!

Maggie - posted on 12/17/2009

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like Michelle said it's probably just a way to discover her voice. Tell her no, too loud when she does it. it's a phase both my boys went through and it passes soon enough.

Michelle - posted on 12/17/2009

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Is there a purpose to her squealing....does she do it out of excitement or when she is mad or to get attention or does she do it just because she can! If she is doing it just because she can then it may b that she is further discovering her voice and wants to hear herself and see what different kinds of sounds she can make, and yes that can get very annoying and hurt the ears! lol! My youngest daughter(2 1/2) has a very high pitched voice(so did i when i was little) and is a very loud little girl in general! She shrieks really loud when she is mad and throws a tantrum and I do my best to ignore but thats not easy! I am curiouse in what situations ur little one does it in and what advise others have to offer!

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