She has been throwing a temper tantrum for the past half hour over nothing. I have no idea what started it this time. She is crying, trying to make herself throw up, and every once in a while she comes over to her sister who is on one of our computers and tries to pull the chair out from under her. I keep putting her in time out but she is not chilling. If she screams at me or pulls that chair out one more time I will throw her outside and lock the door until she apoligizes. Any ideas?
Answer by kimberlyinberea at 11:39 AM on Aug. 11, 2010
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Answer by bumblebeestingu at 11:49 AM on Aug. 11, 2010
It's frustrating to have a 7 yo that is out of control. It's easy to blame the child. Tantrums are a sign of parenting gone wrong. You can change how you parent and the tantrums will stop. It would have been easier to start when she was 2 or 3. When you use time outs you teach kids to have worse behavior, hurt others, sneak, lie, and resent the parent. It sounds like she may have had a lot of time outs and has developed these negative consequences.
You may be saying no a lot. He is a famous article about the hazards of saying no
Answer by Gailll at 11:49 AM on Aug. 11, 2010
A practical, easy to read parenting book is Love & Limits by Elizabeth Crary. She has a web site called star parenting. Here is a parenting chart you print out to start making some changes.
I've read now that your kids are in therapy. You need to be with them. I have a son with bipolar disorder and I never let him go to any kind of counseling alone. You need to learn proactive parenting skills so you are in control.
Answer by Gailll at 11:57 AM on Aug. 11, 2010
Answer by blue_glass_mama at 12:55 PM on Aug. 11, 2010