I need some help from all of you mom's out there (and dad's too if you're reading). My 15 month old daughter who is normally sweet, well-mannered, and polite has been having.....some moments. I had no idea that throwing fits could start this early - is that normal? Anytime I take something away that she shouldn't have (but thinks she should) there is a fit which involves crying to the point of tears, running after me saying "mamamama", and most recently hitting me. When I tell her "no" when she is about to do something she shouldn't, she looks at me, says "no no no" and does it anyway. Now, I don't want to blame Shaun but I think I will anyway. My mom is here right now and has witnessed these fits and has said "you never did that"...not at this age, not at any age. So, I have to obviously assume that it is Shaun's genes. Ha!
I have no idea what to do when she does this. Just ignore it? That's pretty much what I've been doing. It's not like you can have a rational conversation with a 15 month old. She's to young for a timeout...to understand what it is I mean. Not to mention that if I tried to sit her on a time-out chair she'd probably just get up and throw the chair. What is a mommy to do? I'm sure this is just the beginning of many parenting moments where I want to pull my hair out. I have nightmares about having a child that causes a scene in a store, crying because she can't get her way. I feel like when she is older I can control it better and she will know that that type of behavior is not tolerated. But at this age...what do I do? Anyone else have children who started this at a young age?