How can I get my 19 month old son to stop screaming?

Casey - posted on 07/16/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I feel like I'm at my whits end. My toddler constantly screams but only when he is with me. He doesn't do it with his father or his babysitter. We live with my boyfriend and his 4 year old son (his son is with us 3 days a week). The screaming seems to get worse when they are home. I work full-time and only get to spending evening and one full day a week with my son. And my boyfriend works 3 jobs all with long and strange hours. He is with his dad 2 days a week and with a sitter just while I'm at work 4 days a week. The screaming is so bad it is causing problems with my boyfriend and I because his son has very sensitive ears. I have tried ignoring it, letting him scream, talking to him, sticking to a eating and sleep schedule as much as possible, distracting him, the list goes on. I have no clue what to do at this point to get it to change. What can I do?

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Drea - posted on 07/17/2012

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I can imagine your frustration. My 16 month old seems to scream & cry ALL the time. And I seem to have tried it all. Until I can find a better remedy I just give her more "Mommy & Me" time. So far it seems to be helping. I work full time & have a 16yr, and at 40 I feel like I'm on the express way to the nut house lol! I know it seems hard but be patient & give that extra one on one time and see if that makes a difference. Hang in there & best of luck to you.

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