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|Tue, 09-26-2006 - 8:05pm|
My dd just turned 7 in August. She still throws temper tantrums - HUGE ones! They are few and far between, but when she does it, it is truly a doozy. Tonight it got really ugly, all because I sat down to do flash cards with her and she didn't want to. She was giving me some major sass, so I said lets go to your room - time to calm down and find your nice attitude. I ended up carrying her in there, kicking and screaming (older dd was trying peacefully to do homework). She threw the whole deck of flashcards all over her room. So, I asked her to put on her pajamas (the rule in my house is once your pjs are on, you better straighten up, because your next stop is bed - weather you've had dinner or not!). This turned into a huge battle - she started telling me no, and tried to hit me. So I proceeded to help her - she didn't like that either. She even told me if I took her pants off her, she would pull mine down and how would I like it? OMG, after that I looked at her and calmly told her that next time I saw her, she'd better have her pajamas on and be wearing her smile face. Needless to say, she finally got it out of her system, but sheesh - they were just flashcards, ya know? Her consequence for the whole thing is going to bed early, and no snacks the rest of the night. She came out and did her flashcards without a hitch when she was done, but OMG - do any of you deal with this? It can truly be ugly. People are surprised to hear that she can do that. She is normally such a calm, sweet child. Nobody believes me. I'm just frightened about the teen years, lol. Just wondering if I'm alone, or if anyone can sympathize.
SAHM to Katie (9 1/2) and Molly (7)