How do I stop my son from screeching?

Tonya - posted on 06/15/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I need help with my 1 year old! He screeches all the time. (You know that high pitched screech? )When he is mad, hurt, irritated, and when he doesn't get what he wants. Basically all the time, it doesn't matter where we are he does it. Does anyone have any ideas on how to stop it? I have tried ignoring it but it seems to be getting out of control.

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Amy - posted on 06/15/2012

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I would think he's just learning to use his voice, as annoying as it is for you. The more you react to it the more he's going to do it. When he does it calmly say "I know you want x but screaming isn't going to get you it" and then leave it at that. I would continue to try and ignore it as much as possible and try giving him the words to use for what he wants. You can also try teaching him some signs to help him communicate.

Brittney - posted on 06/15/2012

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I used to tell Ruby if she was going to yell, she can go to her room. She would stop immediately or go to her room and scream for a minute or 2, then come out.

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