About once or twice a week, my daughter gets really out of control when she is mad at me (usually regarding my response to a question she asks.) She will hit, kick, yell, say mean things, slam her bedroom door (Hello teenage years!), and cover her ears to not hear me. Honestly I don't know where she gets this from. She has been yelled at before, of course, and sometimes spanked, but no one in our house behaves the wya she does. Is it normal? I thought she should be way past this.Answer Question
Answer by Tdaycare6678 at 4:51 PM on Aug. 5, 2009
5 year olds don't always have the verbal skills to communicate their anger, so they act it out or scream it out. Try to get her to verbally (calmly) tell you she is mad. Acknowledge that you understand she is mad, but don't give in. If she continues tell her she needs to go into her room until she can calm herself down. When she does, acknowledge that she you are glad she has and that you like her behavior better that way.
Read books to help her understand her anger and the appropriate way to express. http://www.cjkidz.com/parentsgrandparentsteachers.html (Click on Anger/Acting Out)
Answer by momjs at 9:13 PM on Aug. 5, 2009
Answer by dstoeck at 11:31 PM on Aug. 5, 2009
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