My five-year-old has started with these foot-stomping, screeching tantrums lately, which I don't understand because she never really went through that as a toddler. She never gets what she's asking for if she throws a fit, and till oday, I've been okay at stopping her, getting her to calm down, and having a reasonable conversation. Still, I'd noticed the fits were getting more frequent.
Then she and Dad went to the store, and she wanted to buy colored bubbles. I hate them because they make a mess of clothes, hands, the sidewalk, and everything else. Dad said no and asked her to put the bubbles back; she refused and went into a full tantrum, screaming, stomping, throwing herself on the floor. He picked her up, put her in the cart, returned the bubbles to the self, and finished shopping.
I'm not really asking what to do, because I know--just don't give in. But where's all this coming from? Why now, at five years old, when she can talk and think, and life's been pretty normal lately with no big stressors or changes?
Answer by 3libras at 8:25 PM on Apr. 28, 2013
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Answer by charlotsomtimes at 8:08 PM on Apr. 28, 2013
Back when us mom spanked our kids. We did not have these problems. Fits and power struggles
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