Tips needed for a 4 year old sensitive tantrum thrower

Michelle - posted on 04/09/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I'm having an issue with my daughter who just turned 4. She throws tantrums at preschool instead of talking to her friends about how she is feeling. Throws tantrums when she sees that we are there to pick her up after school. When she's frustrated, mad or just plain upset. We've tried talking, time outs, naps, taking toys away and we are out of options. I have ADHD, so did my father. I'm hoping that this is not what our issue is. We have also just had a baby who is 10 weeks old. We thought it could be this but she has been doing this for a couple months before announcing that we were pregnant. Need help!


Faye - posted on 04/09/2012




Do you involve her in the care of the newborn? Does she get to choose an outfit for the baby? (I always chose 2 or 3 for my daughter to choose from for her brother). Is she allowed to hold the baby with supervision? Does she hand you the box of wipes when the diaper is changed?

She was aware of the new baby before you announced it and now she feels left out of the mix.

If she is having the tantrums at home, limit her to her bedroom (when she has one) and that is the only place she can throw a tantrum when at home.

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