How do you get a 18 mo. old boy to stop screaming?

Jennifer - posted on 04/20/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son screams all day long and nothing is working.

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Elizabeth - posted on 04/20/2010

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my son started to do that and what i did was ignor him if i knew he wasnt dirty or herting or needing something like food or drink. if i tried to give him everything and nothing worked i ignord it i went on and did somthing else to the point that he knew i wasnt lissoning(of corse i was but i didnt want him to know) and i never left him alone just didnt look at him or lissoned to him. and it worked with in about 10 to 15 min he stoped he just was doing it cause he wanted me to pay attion. then i let him know that if he wanted mommys attion then all he had to do was come to me and get it with out screeming.

Lea - posted on 04/20/2010

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Is it an unhappy kind of cry or a just screaming to scream? Either way, I think the art of distraction is what you need. Kids music, kids TV, a trip to the playground, a kid his own age to play with, and maybe a nap. If you could describe the situation more I could give better suggestions, sorry.

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