Advice needed please. Tantrums and lots of push back from a 4 year old...
Answered 2 years ago
My almost 4 year old daughter can be poorly behaved. If she hears the word no, she throws a tantrum, yells and cries. Often she just won’t listen and is argumentative. Recently she’s gotten into the habit of just sitting on the floor when we are out in public and throwing a loud tantrum if I say no. Bedtime is really tricky, she won’t listen and will play around for quite a while before she goes to sleep. She won’t fall asleep on her own, she wants to be patted to sleep and refuses to sleep otherwise. I really feel like I am trying my best, I try to be patient but the constant push back is wearing me down. Can anyone please provide some advice? Is this normal behaviour for a nearly 4 year old girl?
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How do you normal cope with a tantrum? Do you explore her feeling with her and get her to try and describe them or do you just get frustrated and tell her to get up?
For sleep, try to start reducing contact slowly (sleep consult taught me this). Light touch, then no touch, then move slowly away - a little each night. Reassure her you're there. I still tell DD I'm right outside if you need me. DD still has difficult nights but is good 90% of the time now.
I'm no expert, this is just what I was taught or researched & seems to help our DD. Good luck. I understand how wearing it can be!