arugula you completely rock
my son is 2 years 2 months and he doesnt have tantrums, he does screech at the top of his lungs in the stores, but its out of pleasure. we are teaching him baout inside voices now that this is happening.
he gets frustrated and cries sometimes, but its all short lived, because dh and i are pretty good about acknowleging his feelings and being able to voice for him "oh seth, i know it must be so frustrating for you, huh?" when he cant stnad being in the grocery basket anymore etc etc. he calms down quickly.
im lucky in some ways, but i have to credit the way i parent him with some of that. i never spank. i never intimidate. i never scream at him. he is his own unique and interesting person and it is my responsibility to figure out what he needs and is trying to say/do/think and help him along. its such a great experience. i think the sling when he was yonger, and extended breastfeeding, and cosleeping has really helped shape him into someone who seems warm and assured.