8 yo tantrums!!
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|Wed, 09-14-2005 - 3:16pm|
I also have twin 6 year old sons and the 2 of them together are easier than she is. If she's having a fit they tend to be docile and nice... But she attacks them for no reason just to get them to react. She sits with her homework and has tantrum after tantrum, yelling at me and everyone around when she doesn't get it... even if she does get it a moment later. She goes into a fit if she can't find something, if she doesn't know what to do, if she can't fall asleep, or G-d forbid if someone makes a noise when she wants to sleep.
I've tried ignoring, punishing by taking things away, time-out, grounding, spanking... (I hate that, but sometimes that's all that works). All of it only works sometimes but not always. And not for long.
First I thought it was the summer being too long, now I'm thinking it's the changes of new schedule, class and teacher... But I realize that she's always been like this... more or less.... How do I deal with it? Help!!!