17 month old screams and cries every time i tell him "No"?

My son will be 17 months on the 11th. When he does something hes not suppose to or has something he shouldn't I tell him "No." I don't yell it pr anything. He'll usually stop what hes doing but he will start crying like he just got badly hurt or something. it makes me feel so bad. Why does he cry like that? Are there any ways I can get him to stop getting so upset when I say No?

Asked By: MommyX3 - 5/3/2009
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This is a normal reaction to frustration. It may get worse before it gets better. You are correct to identify that YOU feel bad and YOU want it to stop. Unfortunately, being a parent sometimes means doing something for the good of the child and living with the child's discomfort or even pain - like vaccinations or... More
Answered By: ? - 5/3/2009
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first of all, u r doing nothing wrong actually ur bein a pretty good mom. its always hard to c ur child cry, but he has learned that whenever he crys, he gets attention, is allowed to continue with whatever naughty behavier hes doin or gets out of a punishment. my advice is to do nothing. yep. NOTHING. let him cry it... More
Answered By: silver_lining27 - 5/3/2009
He's only 17 months old...maybe "no" isn't the right answer to be giving right now. Maybe it's more attention to why he's being told no. Talk to him as simply as possible so he'll understand why he can't do what he's doing to be told "no". Make it fun somehow.
Answered By: Brandon - 5/3/2009
He's trying to manipulate you into feeling sorry for him so you won't tell him no anymore. My kids went through this phase... More
Answered By: rcullen1980 - 5/3/2009
My son is 21 months and does the same thing. If he doesnt get his way he will throw a fit. I havent spoiled him or anything and i have always had rules and giudelines and i wonder if its a stage they go through because he was about 116 or 17 months when he started. All i do is give him a little space let him throw his... More
Answered By: Damiens Mommy - 5/3/2009
He cries like that because he wants his own way, and the best way to stop the tantrums is to ignore them. Once he realises that you simply don't take any notice of them, or change your mind, he'll stop bothering... More
Answered By: cathrl69 - 5/3/2009
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