Hello everyone.. I am new to the group and looking for help advice ideas.. whatever we can get..
My daughter is 8 years old and seems for the past month we have started having major meltdowns and more often.. She seems as though she is going back to when she was 4 years old and they are lasting for hours.. She is self injurious with scratching and clawing and banging her head.. And the words that come out of her mouth are so hateful. She yells and screams and cries the entire time.. Tonight 2 1/2 hours. We know she doesn't mean what she says and does and she is always upset when she finally comes out of them but trying to keep her safe and keep her from harming herself, damaging the walls and furniture for hours is exhausting.. We put her in the middle of the floor and she tries to rip up the carpet or moves to the walls and furniture... Sometimes I feel some of it is for attention??? But most of the time I feel she has no control..