How do I do it???

Lacy - posted on 12/29/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 5 year old is doing this thing where she is throwing a fit all the time, it is none stop. She has never been like this, it just started a couple months ago. She doesn't listen to me or anything. How do I keep from losing my mind in the process and how do I get her to stop this because I don't think I can handle anymore?? She doesn't even want to sleep at night cause all she wants to do is cry, I am not raising a disrespectful daughter but she is turning out to be something else. She thinks everything is about her and it is not. What do I do??? I am lost.

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Lacy - posted on 12/30/2009

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Tlhank you all for the advice, I will try anything. I didn't think I would have to go through this with her, she can be a very good girl when she wants to, I just want her to be like that all the time. And 1 thing I know I need to do is to stay calm, but she just drives me crazy sometimes lol..If you have anymore advice just let me know, I will take any help I can get.

 



Jennifer - posted on 12/30/2009

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My daughter is alomst 5 now, and has been throwing fits like that since she was 3.The only thing that has ever worked for her is to send her to her room, close the door and tell her that she can come out when she has calmed down. If anyone is around her she will continue to cry for hours (and yes I do mean hours. one day it was 7 hrs straight). I wont even let her out for supper, or anything else til she is calm. I don't open the door to her room, or say anything to her (like "stop crying") until she stops on her own. It took awhile for her to stop throwing such long fits, but once she realized that they weren't bothering me anymore, she stopped. She still throws fits, but when I send her to her room, it only takes about 5min. for her to stop.

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...be consistent with it.(agreeing with Tameka). Whatever you choose to do for discipline, be very consistant because once she she's you back down, she'll know it. Kids are smart. They know who they can run over. When you say 'no', MEAN it! Don't get frustrated and slack off because she'll know that she can cry and scream and eventually you'll give in...I hope that helped some :)

Tameka - posted on 12/30/2009

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i have tried numerous techniques myself and i haven't found anything that's eased it yet, I've watched every episode of super nanny, read several books and even done a course in child care, but when it comes to my kids they walk all over me. the best advice i can give is what ever you try, try to stay calm and be consistent with it.

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