18-Month-Old’s Developmental Milestones: A Complete Guide
This is just the beginning of the â€œterrible twosâ€ stage. When your 18-month old is angry, frustrated, or otherwise upset, sheâ€™s going to express those emotions with a serious meltdown. Kicking, screaming, pounding her fists on the floor â€” the whole nine yards. Â Donâ€™t try to end these tantrums with logic or reason, neither of which can explain what will trigger an episode. Sometimes, the easiest thing to do is try to stay calm yourself, and ride it out and until she gets tired or bored of crying and moves on. Try to avoid rewarding the tantrum (by, for example, serving her ice cream for dinner) at all costs. Not all of your 18-month-old’s developmental milestones are positive.