So for the past few weeks my DD has been increasingly loud. She is screaming when she protests and has also been more loud when she is happy or playing, it's just been an increase of volume over all. She is also getting more into the mine stage and is getting more demanding. I want to nip this in the bud so she knows this behavior is not acceptable.
For example: she was holding her fish crackers and wanted to go on Nana's bed with them. Nana said no because they could get to messy. She started to really scream at Nana. I was so taken aback because this bratty behavior is not like her I immediately got to my knees, held her hands and told her that screaming was not an appropriate response. She stopped screaming right away and began talking normally but I asked her to apologize before she grabbed a toy and started to play, which she did.
This is just a very small example and the screaming/ demanding and every now and then hitting has been increasing.
I understand the tantrums, she isn't old enough to process her emotions well, but this isn't tantrums its getting to be more bratty so I feel something like a time out needs to be put in place.
Do you feel a time out is a good method to handle this? How do you do time outs? I was thinking about getting a literal spot that I can easily roll up and take with me.
Do you use / recommend a different tactic and if so what?
TIA an sorry that was so long.