Kkrjrpleggett - posted on 06/08/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son just turned 2 a few weeks ago. He used to tell me "done" "up" or "down" when he was done eating and wanted out of his booster seat. For the last few weeks all he does is Yell! It is driving me crazy. It's like he forgot how to use those words. I ask him if he is done, wants down or up and he answers "no." He answers "no" for Everything!!!! He can tell me "eat" which of course means he is hungry, I will ask, are you ready to eat lunch? The answer is always "no." I don't know what to do. I refuse to give in to his yelling, so I will not let him out of his seat until he is quiet, but he still won't talk to me. I know he has the words he just wont use them and I don't know what to do! We only have this issue when it comes to meal and snack time. He uses his words for other things just fine, "book, read, eat, ball" etc. Seriously, how do I get him to tell me when he is done eating instead of just yelling at me? It's to the point I can't take him into a restaurant because of it, but we used to go out all the time and I even got complements on how well behaved he was especially for a toddler. Now, with the yelling, I am scared to take him out because I do not want to be "one of those parents with the screaming kid."