Christine - posted on 07/19/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have the sweetest girl, however when something does not go her way she becomes unreasonable. I can't talk to her she pulls away, covers her ears, even when she is not in trouble. She says things like I am going to live on the street forever or under my bed forever. When mad she starts to destroy things. Then feels complete sadness later. She is black and white. Very independent to an extreme. I have looked at bipolar she does not show depression. She does say negative things about herself at times. She knows she is loved and I try to stay calm. That is not to be confused with that I do not set limits. I have spanked rarely but that does not do anything with this child except make her feel bad. I can send her to her room and tell her to come to me when she calms down but she often just stays in there throwing a fit until she wears herself out or falls asleep. If she has an idea like what to wear she will never, never let it go. I do not care what she picks to wear but lets face it sometimes it matters. It does not help to give her two choices because she tells me to leave she will do it herselft and does not ever need help. If I put toothpaste on toothbrush just to help she will rinse it off and then do it herself. Friends will come over and she will play a little then just goes to her room and shuts the door. I think maybe some mood disorder but it does not fall into one area. Any thoughts on this. I want her to be independent and realize her feelings matter however so do other peoples. Any thoughts?