Toddler tantrums: Practical ways of surviving the emotional outbursts

Remember when I said I don't know how I will pinch our little patootie's cheeks because she was so so so so sweeeeet?? I lied. I wasn't yet a mother of a 16 month old. Well the toddler moments are fully with me. With all their terribleness. I haven't pinched her (yet) but lately I have been having this irresistible urge to literally slap the eyelashes off her face. Okay. I exaggerate. A little. I don't believe its humane to discipline a child (or anyone else in that matter) by smacking them anywhere on the face. However, I have to admit on several occasions I've found myself smacking her diapered tushy out of sheer frustration and exasperation.