Right so a little background information, LO has always been hard work where being in to everything is concerned but she has generally always been very well behaved when out and about and with other children. However recently she has started throwing huge tantrums - the kicking, screaming, throwing herself on the floor, stomping feet type. The tantrums happen at any time, particularly when she's been told no or she has been asked to do something like come and sit down and put her shoes on, and she will have these tantrums wherever she wants and will not stop until she has worn herself out or has become distracted with something else. During the tantrum she gets progressively worse and more violent to the point where she makes that much of a scene when we are in public that just 5 minutes feels like a lifetime of embarrassment! I've tried a few methods to try and prevent the behaviour happening such as moving things before she comes into a room so there is no potential argument caused and when we are at home I will generally just walk off and ignore her while she's having these tantrums but in public it's a lot harder to do this and Im starting to dread taking her out unless she is asleep!! Also sometimes she will even tantrum when I do even the simplest of things like pass her her dummy or put her in her car seat to go out. Sometimes half the problem when we are out and about is that she wants to walk so I let her but then she will either sit down and refuse to move and then cry or when I go to put her in the pram because she mustn't want to walk anymore she just cries even more?!?! I really can't win! She's trying to talk at the minute and Im thinking some of this anger is frustration on her part but Im thinking that this is maybe the start of terrible 2's? Or is there still worse to come from her lol How do other mummies manage this type of behaviour??? I'm at my wits end with the little monkey!!!