Sophie, in all her cuteness, with her plump belly and darling toddler-speak, with her smile that shows her teeth and her snuggly, cuddly hugs, has decided to throw temper tantrums.
I know why.
They're always at the same time of day. 5:00, after we pick her up from day care and get her home. She's tired and she's hungry, and she's unwinding after her day at school. Rationally, I understand why she is acting the way she is - she doesn't know the words to communicate what she wants, and that's making the assumption that even SHE knows what she wants.
But still. I'm at a loss.
I let her throw them. Kick and scream on the floor. Follow me around clinging to my leg. She won't let me pick her up or put her down; she wants both. She refuses to eat in her high chair. This is an obvious problem since her hunger is fueling the tantrum. So do I let her starve to teach her a lesson, or do I succumb and feed her on my lap to get her some food? Argh.
It's no fun, but it's normal and I accept that. Right now what I'm looking for is advice. Can anyone share things that have worked for them?