My LO is 19 months old and last night had the most horrific, what i can only call, temper tantrum! We were putting him to bed as usual only he didnt want to go...then all hell broke loose! He started screaming, pushing himself backwards, banging his arms, legs, head on anything close to him and wouldnt let us touch him. My OH and I were actually quite scared, we have never seen him act like this before and we didnt know if he was having some sort of fit or if he was screaming in pain! He cried and cried for about 45 mins, and screamed everytime we tried to touch him. In the end we brought him down stairs, left him on the rug and ignored him until he calmed himself down. By this time he was so shattered he literally fell straight asleep! He is very stubborn anyway and has a strong personality, but this was very extreme! Is this normal? Does anyone else kids who act like this? If so, how do you deal with it? I work in a school with children who have (amongst other things) behaviour problems and some of the contributing factors to their behaviour is lack of boundaries/extreme behaviour at home with little or no consequence. I saw some of the behaviours of the children i teach in him last night and it scared the hell out of me! Your stories would be most welcome and hopefully resassuring!