Screaming/screeching Monster Max and Destry's 3 kids; Xenia, Ohio 9299 posts
Mar 17th '17

So my 21 month old has always had a loud voice. She recently has escalated by using an extremely high pitched scream to get my attention. She uses it whenever she wants something. If someone is doing something she doesn't like or playing with something she wants she will scream like that. I've tried ignoring it and not giving her attention until she stops screaming but it doesn't stop Very Sad
She isn't talking much yet. But I have been trying to talk calmly to her... "are you yelling because you want down from your high chair?" Etc. But that just gets her even more upset. Idk what to do because my ear drums are close to exploding and it's very disruptive in public.

.casper. Due September 27; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Neverland, NJ, Christmas Island 1995 posts
Mar 17th '17

My almost 3 year old still does this. It's been a long 18 months lol my DD used to do it, but she ws much younger, around 9 months. It only lasted a month or so with her

Addi&Aria'smama 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florissant, Missouri 8261 posts
Mar 17th '17

My 2 year old does this. I just tell her that is not how we get what we want. It hasn't worked yet.  Currently she is throwing herself on the ground crying because I tried to feed her breakfast. I can't wait to be done with the toddler stage.

Have Heart 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 9013 posts
Mar 17th '17

Have you tried whispering to her?

DS1 went thru a brief phase where he'd screech when you'd take something away or he wanted something. I'd whisper his name and say "can we use our inside voices please", and it kind of calmed him down a bit because he was would try to hear what I'd say. "Let's use our words" that helped teach him things to say. Like, "Tell mommy ___ , don't cry or there's no need to get upset"

Drew90 Due January 1; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Hodgdon, ME, United States 7284 posts
Mar 17th '17

Going through this currently with my 2 year old.  Some days I can get her to stop by whispering to her and some days I have to go to "mean Mommy"  mode lol.  But she does it almost every day even when she's not upset she just found a new noise that she likes lol

❥✩ℭummins ★✩ Due March 1 (boy); 5 kids; Woodhull, New York 6244 posts
Mar 17th '17

I'm going through this with my 2 year old but it's not to get what he wants he just likes to scream and it hurts my ears. I don't know how to get him to stop cuz he thinks it's funny. 

Consuela* United States 5029 posts
Mar 17th '17

My 14 month old was doing this from about 9-13 months. I would say, "We don't screech." Set his butt down in his playpen and I'd walk away. If he stopped I picked him up.
he hasn't done it the past few weeks. Obviously he's a bit younger though so :/

doras Slovenia 263 posts
Mar 17th '17

Sorry but i am kind of happy that i am not the only one going trought that whit my 2 almost 3 year old.  She just screams so loud...and then i come running something is wrong and...a F*** fly that she does not like!