I have tried everything. You don't need to stare at me or shake your head. You can stop thinking "my child won't be like that" or "I never had a screamer and I don't understand". You know what? Your kid will do *something* my kid won't do and I won't try to make you feel bad. I will remind you that I have had three children and that although we parent our three children the same way, they all turn out differently. If only there was a right answer or a wrong answer. Saying these things, thinking these things and showing your aggravation doesn't help. I cannot sit in a house all day because I have a screamer.
What you don't see is that when he does talk, he uses very nice manners.
Or that he loves his siblings with such ferocious love, it is impossible not to smile.
Or that he walks around kissing everybody or everything.
I wish older people would remember what it is like to have small children...I know it is easy to forget. I wish people would remember that these are CHILDREN and not mini-adults. We expect them to sit quietly and still but then get upset when they don't speak with manners or do their homework. We can be very confusing, us adults.