Shannon - posted on 01/02/2010 ( 26 moms have responded )
My 5 1/2 year old daughter has been having the worst temper tantrums of her life when something doesn't go her way. The good thing is it only happens at home. Jumping up and down screaming won't stay in her room for a time out screams even louder if we take a toy away (we still do it, along with tv). As a last resort, I will spank her once on her bottom but that only makes it worse. I try to tell her to use her words because sometimes I don't even know why she is upset until way after she finally calms down. What I need is to get her to stay in her room until she calms down, but how? By the way, when she is calm her time outs consist of counting to 100 and sometimes she goes right ahead and does it. I don't get it......