Sounds like temper tantrums are more than common at our LO's age, so my question is... how are you all dealing with behavior and tantrums? Is what you are doing working?
I have yet to read any of the toddler behavior management books yet, but I do plan to pick up something over the weekend.
We have put DD in time out once this past week for the first time. She isn't allowed near our fireplace for obvious safety reasons and she was testing us by running up to it and laughing after we told her no. The timeout was pretty painless. I sat her in the corner and stayed a foot or so away. She tried to get up and run away twice and I put her back there without speaking to her. She stayed for 1 minute (based on the minute per age thing).
As far as tantrums go... well... they usually happen because she is frustrated by something. Typically I will lay her down on the ground if it is soft and either walk away or ignore her until she is done or I will try to redirect her to something else. I am finding that a time out for a tantrum isn't really the best solution, because I just don't think she is necessarily doing it to get her way but rather not knowing how to control her emotions.