My daughter just turned 4 and we DAILY have HUGE fits. It is too much for me to handle.. I am 25, in school, working, and trying to enjoy life but it has gotten to the point where I don't expect to get anything done because I know whatever it is that I have planned it will be ruined by a fit that will result in my spending an hour getting her to calm down. I now have grey hair and I am going to have a heart attack if this doesn't stop. I get way out of control and I don't know how to stop it.
We've tried reward systems, talking her through it, completely ignoring her, time out in her room, timeout in a chair, and the 'im out of control im going to yell and freak out back at you' approach..which usually includes a halfass spank (not recommended).
Nothing works. If I ignore her she is at my door with her toys banging repeatedly on the door. For time outs she gets up over and over and I've tried for over an hour to just put her back into her time out chair without saying a word and it never stops. It is almost giving her what she wants..she just wants mom to be there.
This happens AT LEAST once a day. If not two or three times. I feel like I spend more time angry and wanting to just lock her in her room than I do actually enjoying time with her. I want that to change. Help me!!!!
Answer by missanc at 8:18 PM on Jan. 25, 2013
Answer by coala at 9:30 PM on Jan. 25, 2013
Answer by m-avi at 8:44 PM on Feb. 2, 2013