Posted this in my journal but thought I'd get the thoughts/experiences of all the parents here: Alyssa, in the last week or so, has entered 'tantrum mode'. As you know, she's only 14 months - as of tomorrow actually. Talk about dramatic. I guess we saw signs of this months ago, when she'd just throw herself back arching her back when she got upset. But now, she flops down on the floor and starts kicking her feet. I honestly thought tantrums like that where you're banging your hands and feet on the floor were 'TV tantrums' - fake/acting. Guess not. Sometimes she throws in the 'back and forth' head turn. It was funny at first, now it's less funny as we recognize the need to start addressing it somehow. We'll have to be consistent in our efforts to break this and not reinforce it at all. I understand that it's generally a normal phase little ones go through from what I've read, but I thought I'd throw it out there to the parents for comments.