I’m pretty sure the neighbors must think we beat our child. Charmin I might be surprised if you guys can’t hear her screaming half the time. She is going through a stage (oh i hope it’s a stage) where if things aren’t heppening just exactly as her mind thinks they should be, she has a total melt down! I mean total. And sometimes for about 15 minutes or more. This has been happening about 5 times a day. It’s difficult. I’m hanging in there but I am starting to lose my patience a bit. Why does one small child think she needs to scream that much? I know it is because she is just maybe a little spoiled. I mean, she always gets my attention, she is the only one here besides me, so I’ve been giving her my attention all this time. All of a sudden she has decided that even when mommy needs to leave the room for a second, it’s all over, her life has ended and she must lose her mind in order to make mommy do what chloe thinks should happen. I know these kinds of things are stages but whenever they are happening, I always want to analyze it and figure it out and find out what I should do. Probably I should just ignore her when she does that? I think I’m finding that hard because we live in a three-plex, “what must the neighbors think?” I get all worried about disturbing other people and I try all the tricks to calm her down (giving her what she wants) therefore spoiling her more. Yikes! Oh boy, she’ll be ruined. This parenting thing is harder than I could have imagined.