Re: Why is he so angry?
Sounds EXACTLY like my 14 month old daughter. She's started trying to kick me lately. And yes, it is normal. What I usually do is one of 3 things, and it all depends on how bad her tantrum is.
1- Pick her up and put her on the other side of the room or in her crib, away from me, but where she is safe to kick and scream until she's worn out.
2-Pick her up under her arms and hold her face in front of mine (but far enough away that she can't hit me), look her straight in the eye and tell her "you do not hti me. if oyu are not going to be nice you will not get what you want". She may not understand all the words, but she gets the meaning.
If she's throwing a HUGE fit... 3- I pick her up, turn her around so her back is against my tummy, and I hold her and tell her I love her while she kicks and screams until she clams down.
Now, I don't know how big your child is, but mine is the size of a 2 year old boy, so although some may not agree with my holding her against me, sometimes it is the only way I can stop her from hurting me or herself. I hope it helps.
Steph, mum of Emma- March 14, 2003