DS is 21 months old and he's been throwing tantrums all day for the past month!
Tantrums from the moment he wake up till bed time, if he doesn't get what he wants, which usually are cuddles from me(if I am feeding DD), kisses for our newborn DD(he would seriously smother her with kisses, and accidentally poke her in the mouth and eyes etc so we pull him away sometimes), watching hi 5, me not dancing with him while hi 5 is on, doesn't get his meals the moment he wants them, wont let him open fridge, no junk food etc. He screams if we wont let him climb on the couch, on my work table, playing with things he shouldnt be playing with, basically if we say no to anything he screams and chuck tantrums.
We don't give him everything he wants, never have. A lot of the times we had to let him cry. Explaining to him, getting down to his level, rewards doesn't work right now as he doesn't really understand although I still try. Distractions works sometimes. Usually after he has calmed down from his tantrum he would try the same thing again and I would say no then the whole tantrum all over again. If we give him what he wants and if I play and cuddle him all day he would be an angel which makes me think his behavior could be associated with a having a newborn in the house. I have tried to have one on one time with him whenever possible, but just doesn't seem enough for him.
How do you deal with tantrums?