Re: Is this a phase?
My DD went through several phases like that between the ages of 12 mos and 24 mos. I noticed it when
she was teething
not feeling well
getting ready to meet a major milestone/master a new skill
there was a change in our routine or atmosphere at home (ie vacation, visitors, different work schedule)
So, yes, it's just a phase that's work itself out. Try not to make it a power struggle with her and it might end faster. I know, easier said than done. But it does get better. Also, don't feel bad about needing to set some limits and use some distractions when mommy needs a break! I would negotiate a little with DD at that age and sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't.
Just wanted to say, I know how you feel. It's tough, but it'll pass. Probably before you're totally crazy...
Mom to Laura (3/1/06)