Aimee - posted on 08/18/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
My 5 year old daughter has been throwing violent temper tantrums lately. She had a dentist appointment this morning and threw another huge tantrum. She tries to bite, kick, hit, scream, yell and scream bad words at me and the doctors. She has even tried to literally choke me, with both of her hands wrapped around my neck, to the point I was gagging. I don't know what to do. I don't know how to handle her when she acts like this. She had a doctor's appointment last week, where she actually hit and kicked the doctor. I feel so embarrassed when she does stuff like this, but I don't know what to do. Disciplining her doesn't work, rewarding her doesn't work. I even try to make deals with her, such as if she is a big girl and do what is asked of her, I will reward her by taking her out to lunch, or I even offered to give her money and let her go shopping, but nothing I try is working. It is like once she gets upset, she doesn't know how to calm down. I have an appointment to talk to her doctor about it on Monday but I don't know what to do when she starts behaving like that. Does anyone have any suggestions?