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    do 14 month olds have tantrums? Max has never really freaked out before for no apparent reason. Today he is literally banging his head against the floor. He wants his toothbrush and toothpaste, he wants this, he wants that and is bascially inconsolable. Is it uncommon for babies this young to throw actual fits -- i swear to god, if he could have punched me today he would have. He's with Mima now and I'm still sweating . What's going on???
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    Yeeeeaaaahhhhhh, that's about when Silas started. I remember wondering where my sweet angel learned to be such a jerk. It sounds totally normal to me Julia. Sorry mama. Welcome to the toddler club!!!
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    Yes yes they do.
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    ha. thanks for the warm welcome to toddlerhood, colleen. I told my Mom he was having a rough day and she said, "not my Maxwell!" He was at her house in less than three minutes . Of course, Mima's snuggles have magic powers and his crocodile tears were drying up by the time I left (er, raced out of) the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*zplum View Post
    Yeeeeaaaahhhhhh, that's about when Silas started. I remember wondering where my sweet angel learned to be such a jerk. It sounds totally normal to me Julia. Sorry mama. Welcome to the toddler club!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*littleiandjmomma View Post
    Yes yes they do.
    I'm so sorry. I remember people telling me it was a good thing, a sign that he was developing autonomy, blah blah blah. I hated when people told me that. So I'm not telling you that--it sucks, and makes you wonder who took your sweet baby and replaced him with a shrieking demon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mumtothomas View Post
    I'm so sorry. I remember people telling me it was a good thing, a sign that he was developing autonomy, blah blah blah. I hated when people told me that. So I'm not telling you that--it sucks, and makes you wonder who took your sweet baby and replaced him with a shrieking demon.

    This exactly. I've never once been inclined to raise my voice with him and today I wanted to lock myself in the bathroom and pull out my hair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*jbean1979 View Post
    This exactly. I've never once been inclined to raise my voice with him and today I wanted to lock myself in the bathroom and pull out my hair.
    Yeah it's kinda heartbreaking really. *I* might start developing your "calm down mommy" stress plan now. Toddlers are CRAAAAAAAZY
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    I think I started a thread about this not long ago. I'd look for it if I wasn't on my iPhone. But yes, it starts this early. I think between 1 and 2 is the hardest age for us so far. They can't communicate well, they want to do everything but there are things they just can't do. Every day is a battle around here. People say 3 is hard, but at least I can reason with my 3 year old most of the time. The only thing you can do is distract, redirect, avoid situations, but honestly that doesn't even work all the time because sometimes you just have to do things that are going to cause a fit. It's frustrating but totally normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*zplum View Post
    Yeah it's kinda heartbreaking really. *I* might start developing your "calm down mommy" stress plan now. Toddlers are CRAAAAAAAZY
    Crap. I thought I was going to have the world's first perfect, charming little toddler boy.

    Okay - so this has just started happening: he'll point to something (today it's toothbrush and toothpaste) and just NOT stop whailing until he has his toothbrush, with toothpaste on it. That's fine, but I'd rather him not injest a tube of toothpaste a day. How do you not bow to their every little demand without being mean? I don't like saying "no" all the time. I don't want his most favorite word ever to be "NO!" kwim? I'd like to figure out how to set some limits without being over the top with rules and such. You've all got that figured out, right?
    Julia and Maxwell (and Dan and Haddie)
    Maxwell, born January 3, 2010
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*jbean1979 View Post
    Crap. I thought I was going to have the world's first perfect, charming little toddler boy.

    Okay - so this has just started happening: he'll point to something (today it's toothbrush and toothpaste) and just NOT stop whailing until he has his toothbrush, with toothpaste on it. That's fine, but I'd rather him not injest a tube of toothpaste a day. How do you not bow to their every little demand without being mean? I don't like saying "no" all the time. I don't want his most favorite word ever to be "NO!" kwim? I'd like to figure out how to set some limits without being over the top with rules and such. You've all got that figured out, right?
    suuuuuurreee....

    I put things out of sight if they are becoming a problem. I also installed baby locks on all the cupboards and drawers that have said items in them. I never put them on untill ds2 was just 10ish months. He is...umm...persistant...
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