Wife frustrated by 5 year old’s temper tantrums
I have a 5 year old girl and we’ve already tried all the obvious and tried-and-true suggestions to get her to stop throwing tantrums. Nothing has worked. We discovered this week that she *likes* to scream. She will just spin herself up over little stuff to get attention.
We’ve tried ignoring her, letting her cry it out, punishments, rewards, diaries—you name it. She doesn’t want to take any responsibility for her emotions (such as being mad at someone for not entertaining her, because it’s our fault she’s bored). Yes, she’s 5, but the screaming is just getting to us. And if we I’ve into it even a little (trying to keep er not bored) the instant that isn’t met, she spins herself up. I’m at a loss for what to do. I didn’t have sisters growing up, but my mom has this personality type and I have difficulty dealing with her and she’s an adult.
All of my female friends and colleagues are extremely level-headed and have been sympathetic, but haven’t yielded any options that work.
Women of blind, if you were a diva at that age (or have had similar problems) any ideas? Anyone who has kids with this personality quirk have any ideas? My wife is extremely frustrated right now.
I think acting classes might help her channel some of this behavior, but that’s the only new idea I’ve got.
TC: not something to scream about.