I know there are so many threads about tantrums but I'm just really in need of some advice so I thought I'd post another one! Maya is 19 months now and she has started throwing tantrums pretty much every time I say no to something she wants. Like for example, I baked a cake on Saturday and we had some that evening. Well the next morning as soon as we got downstairs she started asking for cake, of course I said no and explained to her cake is not for breakfast. So Maya just started screaming and screaming and still kept asking for cake, this went on for ages. No amount of distraction helped. And this sort of thing happens all the time now, if we're just about to go outside and she decides she wants to paint instead, she asks for paint and when I say no, we're going out it's like it's the end of the world, if she wants to turn the TV on and I say no, if she wants to stay outside and we have to come back in.. It used to be much easier to deal with her tantrums, I'd just explain to her why she couldn't do something for example and then distract her with something else and she'd forget about it but now the screaming just goes on and I'm not exactly sure what to do. So what do you ladies do? Do you pick them up and give them a cuddle while they're screaming to comfort them? Or just leave them to it? Try to talk them out of it? Help please!