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  • Children crave attention, and that's probably the best way of getting it. How CAN you ignore it? Personally, I see nothing wrong with corporal punishment as discipline, but if that doesn't fizzle your mizzle, try to place the child in a room, and close the door. Seriously. But placing a physical barrier between yourself and the child, the child is forced to choose between isolation and getting results. The screaming will most likely intensify at first, but later on most definitely cease. Remember to reward good behaviour with good attention, and bad behaviour with no attention and isolation. And be strong, don't give in: You're bigger, smarter and more educated and shouldn't be "controlled". Or use a sock and masking tape.
  • let her cry. kids dont bleed from tears. is just tears . . . lol. atleast thats wat i used to tell my sister. she would stop after a 1/2 hr. i would just suggest lots of patience.
  • You train her. And you do not lose. Firm, but not a discussion. Isolate her until she stops, then praise her for stopping. Repeat ad nauseam. 2 days and you'll be done. She'll be happy once she knows the rules.
  • Spanking. I would spank her. She needs discipline.
  • Get a chart ok. Say she likes faires. Have a farie on the chart sticked to it with blue tac. If she be's good you move her up. When she gets to the top you can have a whole day doing whatever she wants. Now you need a little room or seat. That is called the 'nauty room' or the 'naughty seat.' she will be sitting there for every minute of her year. (for example a 2 year old would sit there for two minutes.) If she tries to escape, dont talk to her and don't look at her. Just place her on it. It may be frustrating but you need to keep strong. She would soon give up. Oh and also if she escapes the two minutes is set again. After the two minutes when she has stayed there you ask for a sorry. If she doesn't anoother two minutes. If she does then hug her and praise her. Also try to sit her down and ask her what is wrong. She may just be bored and wants attention so make sure you give that to her. http://www.supernanny.com Watch that show.
  • shoot her with a super soaker or honk an indian taxi horn at her?
  • Put her in her room and let her scream. They call it the terrible twos for a reason.
  • It depends on where she is screaming. My daughter tried that a few times in public - I flat out let her know that her tactics weren't going to scare or embarrass me into doing what she wanted (ie: buy toys, etc..) and she screamed as we promptly left the store. You aren't supposed to react to the screaming in public with anything other than removal from the situation - then your basic lecture "sorry, that isn't going to get you what you want. we're going home." At home when my daughter did it - I put her around a corner and stepped away when she screamed. Eventually she would become curious as to where I went. (I am just using my experience as an ex-teacher and a mother here.. take it for what it's worth) Screaming is a huge attempt for attention and control. Just don't react and walk away. Return to briefly tell your child that is inappropriate behavior. Stop immediately. Trust me - any child that is screaming like that will hate that kind of inattention and won't like wasting energy on something that draining if it doesn't get them results. It sucks to be in a store with a screaming child, but I actually had some parents applaud in Barnes and Noble when I didn't give into my daughter and I walked out with her screaming (tucked under my arm like a football). Normal people will understand. Abnormal people will probably scream at you. :)
  • Ignore, ignore, and then ignore. Once they stop, and come to their senses (usually feels like sometimes next week!), love, hug, encourage and thank them for being calm, quiet, etc. and reward them. They'll learn that it's the ONLY way to "get what they want". But that opens another can of worms...
  • Do NOT spank her. It will only make her scream louder. Don't even threaten. Don't yell even. Even that makes it worse. Put het in an empty room by herself, walk out, close the door, and let her scream. Sure, it will be annoying and hard to ignore, but that's what you have to do. Eventually, she'll get the message and calm down.
  • Reprimand her and send her to a corner for some quiet time yo...
  • Either give them what they want or ignore it. I know it's hard but give it a few you should see the difference once the realize they won't get their way all the time. Kids aeren't stupid!!!!! and NEVER comprimise it get's them used to it.
  • Don't give her the attention she's looking for. Walk away and let her scream it out...she'll stop eventually.
  • Super Nanny uses time outs.
  • Duct tape.
  • I am also amother of a two yr old boy that screams for everything,,,to the point that i dnt knw what to do anymore...he screams to his sister for everything,then he knws mama hates the screaming so when he is about to scream he first looks around him to see if am looking,i pretne am not looking so he starts...i have been giving him time out and teaching him how to talk to us in sign language until he is able to talk clearley...be strong it is so hard specially when u visit the family,they try to put u down us tht u are a bad mom,,,,
  • Whatever you do, dont give in to her, or she will use that trick time and time again!!
  • A two-year-old is not stupid, they understand what you are telling them. And they speak enough (most should) to tell you what it is they want. I haven't met a two-year-old who could not. If it were my child, I'd spank that behind the moment they started. I'm not for that temper tantrum stuff. When they calmed down, I'd let them know that screaming to get what they want is not going to work. Believe me, they do understand. People are so afraid of disciplining their kids these days...next that two-yera-old will be telling you that they're calling the cops on you beause you won't buy them a WII. Take care of that now. Let them know who is the authority in that house. Don't beat them for every infracation, but screaming temper tantrums are NOT acceptible.
  • Just walk away and let her scream. She will quite because she would have anyone giving her attention to her sreaming. So she will think why am I scream no one is watching me.
  • discipline her. she just wants attention. get down (kneel down) to her level and explain to her not in a harsh time, but in one that shows you mean business. tell her that she wont get it if she doesnt listen to mommy. once you are done u can let her scream all she wants...she's have to stop. the reason she screams in the first place. is becausr she doenst know your guidelines. she has to know!!!
  • Bend her over your knee and give her a few licks with a belt, but not in wrath, do it in love. Love is a package deal that includes nurturing and discipline.
  • ever play a game called, shake the baby?
  • Go to the freezer, pull out a Popsicle and eat it right in front of her when she does it. After she's done screaming tell her that screaming will never help her get her way, but NOT screaming will get her a Popsicle every time! Then hand her a Popsicle.
  • Ignore her she will quite and don't give in. She will get the picture.
  • Kick her in the chest and across the house. That'll get her to shut up. ... Really though, don't do that. I'm just trying to get some laughs out of people and make a few days for them. >>
  • whip there tail! let them know your the parent and they are the child.
  • slap/flick her in the mouth (no backswing) after (or inplace of) that hold her face to face talking calmly but sternly to her not allowing her to pull away until she calms down a little, by a little I mean the beligerance is gone and it is just sadness crying.
  • Well first of all if you are in a store or a public place, immediately take her outside or into a restroom. Get down on one knee and face her directly and tell her that her behavior is unacceptable and she needs a time out. Also tell her if time out does not work, you are taking her home and putting her right to bed without any dinner for the rest of the night. And stick to your threat. If at home, same procedure but threaten to take away something she enjoys playing with first. if that doesn't work, try the "to bed without dinner" trick.
  • shake the baby!!!
  • wait two years..and see if shes still doing it..a baby is a baby..you might not think 2 is a baby..but she is..i know what your going through..i'm going through the same thing..do not harm her..and have enough patience..talk to her..or take things like stickers..and watching tv away from her..show her you mean business but do not scare her..you don't want your child to be afraid of you..trust me..
  • turn the baby room in to a recording studio and buy some acoustic tiles to dampen the sound... just feed the poor kid already, maybe thats it... teething?
  • stop giving her her way and she will learn screaming wont work.
  • put on music and start singing it got my brother to stop
  • She sounds quite "normal" for a 2yr. old. . . . .actually! But you certainly don't want to "award" her for that kind of behavior by "giving in" to her tantrum! Just ignore her screaming for what she wants! Explain to her calmly that that is NOT the way to act as a decent human being! Explain why she CAN'T have it! Then ignore her!
  • carry a spray can of vinegar and when she starts screaming spray some in her mouth. she'll keep hollering but eventually she'll learn. i've heard of parents making their kids swallow vinegar when they say things they know they shouldn't as well.
  • DO NOT GIVE HER WHAT SHE WANTS!!!! If you do, it will train her to think/know that it will work again in the future. This is hard, but it will pay off in the long run. Let her cry, perhaps put her in a time out. and when that time out is over talk to her and tell her that you want the best for her and as a child , she needs to obey and respect your rules. Give her positive reinforcement for things that she is doing that are good. reward her.
  • It takes more patience than most people have. When she see's that screaming will not achieve what she wants, she will stop, but before she does, she is going to try this over and over and over and over. Most parents give in too soon, so the child wins, and then as the child continues to grow, they will continue the manipulative behaviour because they know they can have their way. The secret to having well behaved children is to not give it when this first happens, and DO NOT GIVE IN any other time they try this. They MUST learn to do things your way, not their way.
  • ...put her in "time-out!" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
  • money. people that read this may think i'm being funny here, but this is legit. i have a lil cousin, and when she's all screaming and i'm trying to do my homework, just one dollar goes a hell of a long way. its great. 1 buck is silence for like 30 minutes
  • Walk away,ignore,don't give in,wear earplugs...
  • HAHA! there is a brilliant commercial on here in the UK at the moment. Picture this: Mum in store with kid who wants to buy sweeties and lollipops! Mum says no. Kid about to throw tantrum and Mum pre-empts this by throwing herself onto floor, kicking heels, thrashing about and wailing for a couple of mins. Mum then picks herself up and then indicates to child (no words just actions) we are out of here! Child amazed and somewhat overawed that parent could behave like that in public - BRILLIANT! Always remember my own mothers advice - any attention is better than none. Oh the battles I have had with my lad! :)

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