I have a 3 year old daughter & a 3 month old son. My daughter has been throwing massive tantrums since she was 2 1/2 (before baby's arrival, so we know jealousy issues aren't to blame.) My husband & I have tried seemingly everything to correct her behavior/punish her. Nothing works. It's lovely, too, because she 'saves' these tantrums for me. When it's just her and her Dad, she doesn't dare act that way. She usually kicks the floor, walls and doors. She hits/punches herself. She screams at the top of her lungs. I've threatened to take away possessions and privileges. I've put her in 'time-out' (which only escalates the tantrum.) I've tried ignoring her (which is what I'm currently doing, as she's been kicking her door for the last 2 hours.) I've actually tried to have a preemptive approach and talk her down before she freaks out. But she throws fits at every opportunity, so that's hard to do every time. SUGGESTIONS, please!
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