Our little boy aged about 21 months has in the last few days started screaming/screeching for no apparent reason. He's not upset or angry. He does it with a smile on his face. I think he's doing it for attention? But it's soooo loud and soooo annoying and I'm wondering if the neighbours think I'm stabbing him with sharp knives.
Please someone tell me it's a phase and it'll stop. And tell me what you think I should do in response? I don't want to be inadvertently encouraging his behaviour. I tell him he's being loud and hurting mummy's ears; I try ignore it; I try not to yell back because I've always found it odd that someone would shout "stop shouting" at another person.
He's also in the last few days started to resist me when I try to dress him. I'm wondering if all this is the start of the "terrible twos" I've heard and read about?
Any advice for this unhappy mummy?