Our expert says:
Kids are little imperialists in a way - they have a recurrent need to explore and establish boundaries, between what is approved of, what they can get away with, and what is forbidden.
Maria is right that this can occur at various ages, and needs to be managed as usual by clear rules about important things, with clear and proportionate consequences for breaking the rules. I would make it clear that the screaming tantrums are unpleasant but will never be allowed to bring her any rewards, and will be generally ignored. Consistency is vital, because if it seems anything is worth chancing as the results are unpredictable, then chances will be taken.
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