Head strong nearly 4 year old daughter!! HELP

Claire Louise - posted on 12/15/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Someone please help me, I'm a mom of 4 I have 3 boys and 1 girl!!! I've never had problems like this with any of the boys!!! My daughter screams and shouts at everyone if you look at her at the wrong time!!! Refuses to eat breakfast because her spoon is too cold!! Throws a tantrum if her hair isn't right!! Anything really!!! She has always been difficult right from birth!!! But im so tired of it now it's draining me and just wearing me out, my 8 year old boy is sick of her now too and isn't responding to her in a good way either!!! Please tell me its not just my kids!!! Has anyone got any ideas of how to get the best results here!!! Thanks for reading!! Claire xx

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Michelle - posted on 12/15/2014

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My almost 5yo is head strong but I'm even more so.
You have to put your foot down and not let her get away with things. If you finally give in and give her what she wants then she will keep going until you give in.
You also have to give her consequences for her behaviour. You tell her if she keeps it up she will go to her room or time out (whatever discipline you want to use), count to 3 and if she hasn't stopped then follow through. Keep going until she stops.
You are going to have to be strong and show that you are the parent and you won't back down.
My daughter still tries to push the boundaries but she knows when we count down that she needs to listen. I find she really pushes when she's tired and sometimes it best just to put them to bed than fight at that time.

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