Betsy - posted on 08/30/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )
I am the step mother to a 5yo girl and I have a 3yo boy biologically. She is literally a holy terror. She refuses to share, has a nasty attitude, is constantly paranoid my boy will take things from her or somehow impede in her will. She is the most willful and manipulative child I've ever seen. She shows no respect to people, has no manners, and when she doesn't get what she wants, she throws colossal kicking, screaming, yelling, 20 min temper tantrums and screams for her mommy or if i just have her, she screams for her mommy and her daddy. We have tried time out at our home but the tantrums just continue and she gets violent. She wakes up in the middle of the night and has them. When her parents divorced two years ago, she began co sleeping with her and now bedtime is a mess because we insist on her sleeping in her own room as my son does. Her mother and father do not have a great relationship and when she's at our house we have standards but at her moms house, just just gives in. I'm at my wits end. Help!