Kyle - posted on 07/14/2011 ( 140 moms have responded )
I have a daughter that is 7 years old. She is great out in public, well mannered and mostly cooperative. BUT, when we get home it is like a whole different child. When she doesn't get what she wants or I tell her to do something she doesn't want to do then out comes a tantrum. and this is not just a small little whiny tantrum. This is a full out kicking screaming bloody murder tantrum. As soon as she starts I tell her to go to her room, which she mostly doesn't do. I end up having to carry her in her room. and if she keeps at it I will close the door. Now there is NO LOCK on her door or anything and sometimes I don't even close it all the way but once I start to close it or crack it she starts flipping out hysterically screaming "no, no, no", "open the door", "let me out", and kicking, stomping, hitting walls and throwing stuff. I have told her many times that if she keeps doing that then someone is going to call the cops and they are going to come here thinking we are hurting or abusing her and that they may try to take her away from mommy and daddy. This does not seem to bother her. I don't know what else to do. We live in a small third floor apartment and you can pretty much hear everything in this place, I can only imagine what our neighbors think. but I am more concerned about the day the cops show up to my door. any advice on this would be helpful. No she is not medicated, no I don't think she has ADD or ADHD or anything.
Thanks for the help