User - posted on 02/01/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
My four year old has been really difficult for me to handle... i don't know what to do. we do the four minute timeouts if she does a stop touch or dissobeys. if she does not get her way or is put on time out she screams bloody murder. i'm talking as loud as her lungs will allow..... it scares me. my hubby and i try not to give her any attention during her tantrums. she has been this way all her life; when she was a baby she would stop breathing till she turned blue and passed out if she didn't get her way. when she turned one she started to scratch herself till she would bleed.... i tried to put socks on her hands when she got angry and ignored her. i would try to make sure her nails were clipped as short as i could get em so she couldn't hurt herself too badly. she would even scratch me on my face and neck if i tried to talk to her. when i got preggo she would hurt my stomach on purpose and when i had the baby she was always trying to hurt him on purpose.... it's not terible toddler years i have not noticed a difference in attitude her whole life. even when she was a baby; fed, changed, burped. she would scream bloody murder if i wasn't walking around with her. she hardly ever slepped either. my son is now two and going threw terrible twos, i can see the difference but even still he doesn't even do anything as drastic... please help me i don't know what to do. usually when she is done throwing her fit i talk to her about how she is and was feeling and some good ideas for releiving her anger.... i'm at my wits end. i vowed never to spank kids and with my daughter every day is a struggle....