Rebecca - posted on 10/19/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
For the last few months, my 5yr old has been getting increasingly angry and aggressive towards me and her dad over the slightest thing. this morning she threw her skateboard at me and it me hard on the shin. I have a big bruise and it hurts to put weight on it. We don't believe in smacking or hitting kids and don't know where his aggression is coming from or how to handle it. When we try to talk to her (later when she's calmed down) she clams up and tho clearly upset this just leads to more outbursts, so e.g when I tried to talk to her this evening she threw a cushion at me. We've have tried all the good parenting tips we can find (consequences, talking about feelings, providing others channels for aggression, time outs with clear instructions that it's only until she calms down, holding her tight and waiting for her to calm). Nothing seems to help.
Has anyone experienced anything like this - and got past it - HOW? I feel abused.