Why do little girls shriek? Little boys may do it, too, but my only experience, of course, is with girls. One minute I can be minding my own business putting away laundry in another room and then I hear it... a blood-curdling, send-chills-up-your-spine scream. I used to run in a panic to the room where my daughters were playing. "Who did that? What's wrong? Does everyone still have all their fingers and toes attached???" The screams are typically the result of a stolen toy or a dirty look from another sister.
I've tried working on "inside voices." It doesn't help. I've watched my daughters at preschool. There they are the masters of "problem solving" and "inside voices." Bring them home and they think the rules no longer apply.
It's not as though just one of my daughters is a screamer. I think it would be easier to solve the issue if that were the problem. The screamer rotates on a regular basis. They don't scream each and every time they don't get their way, so there's no way to predict when they screaming may happen. We can go days with no screams and the suddenly "EEEEEE" there it is. All I know is when you multiply the "little girl screams" by four, well, I'm about ready to invest in earplugs.
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