I am after some advice on how i can handle my 21 mth old's tantrums. I have noticed it becomming more apparent the last 2 weeks or so. She looses her temper very easily and will scream and throw her toys. Her language is all babble atm, it's hard to work out what is upsetting her, so im guessing alot of the tantrums are from frustration and the fact she has learnt she is her own person. This morning was particularly bad, trying to get her to sit at the table for breakfast, not eating a thing, trying to get her dressed/nappy changed and out the door so we could make it to playgroup. Then there was a melt down getting into the car. Once at playgroup she was fine - one of the better behaved kids there. I couldnt believe it! After our morning! I refuse to raise my voice at her. I see that as only escalating her mood. I do keep calm and i try and talk it out with her. It just seems she is only focused on getting her own way these days. I am 34 weeks pregnant, so i am avoiding physically lifting her to make her do what i need her to. I also dont want to be scratched and kicked by picking her up when she doesnt want to be and is in the middle of a tantrum. I am sick of the screaming because things are not going her way or i wont pick her up because she is screaming at me to. I know it's probably a phase every toddler has to go thru but i would like some tips on how i can handle her temper. What do you do when your toddler is screaming all morning (for no reason that you can understand) wanting to be held, not interested in anything other than scratching down your leg to get picked up! I dont want to have this terrible toddler who just screams all the time. I want to get her behaviour under control but i just dont know where to start. Could you offer me your tips on this? TIA.