A: It is really common for this issue to come up right around that 18 month point. It is at that age that we see the immersion of will. Your child is now at an age where he knows what he wants and doesn’t want but he does not yet have the complex of vocabulary to be able to talk through it effectively. There are a few things you can do to help the situation.
Understand, there are times where you have to maintain a boundary, like a safety restraint, despite all the kicking and screaming and all you can do is give him the words to help him understand all the big feelings he is having. The good news is that they usually grow out of this stage relatively quickly.