Sara - posted on 07/31/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
My daughter is 6 years old and is still throwing temper tantrums like a 2 year old. She can throw a fit over the smallest things. Looking at her behavior it is not normal for a 6 year old. She whines, screams, cries.. and is sometimes even violent. She kicks walls, throws things and on occasion is violent towards me. I work full time, have another 1 year old that demands alot of my attention and I am in school. I originally thought that she may just be desperate for my attention, so I started doing more things with her and giving her the attention I thought she needed. But it seems like the more attention I give her, the worse the tantrums get. I've tried ignoring her, putting her in time out, and even spanking, but nothing seems to work. I've seen these tantrums last upwards of an hour. Sometimes, when I put her in time out she will sit there and talk to herself about what a bad parent I am, and how I don't love her (she uses the words my mommy.. not you, so she's not really talking TO me, she's talking about me) I just don't want her talking herself into the fact that she has awful parents, plus it hurts!! There have also been times where she just gets out of control and I have to restrain her ie. I lay her on her stomach and hold her down until she calms down, but there are times where she is so violent and fighting me so hard that I'm afraid she'll get hurt. I'm at my whit's end and not sure what to do. ANY advice would be appreciated...