Posted by: hayley leite | 2012/08/21


3 yer old crying and trhowing tantrums

my happy little girls has started trhowing terrible tantrums, kicking and screaming her lungs off every morning just before we go to school, we let her choose the close she wants to wear, but as soon as she needs to be dressed she starts screaming, a terrible scream like we are killing her, we give her a smack on the bum and say she doesn''t need to scream like that, and she just goes at from leaving the house(we live in a complex) so you can imagine, untile we reach the car, then it is all forgotten, help

Expert's Reply



This is quite a common problem with children of this age. It is difficult to be sure about the reason why she performs like this every morning. She may not be happy at school or has a bit of separation anxiety. What makes it difficult to be sure is that she stops her performance the minute that she is in the car.Is she at a new school or has anything else changed in her life recently such as a move to a new home?It will not help to smack her, rather try to find out from her teacher how your daughter is getting on at school and especially if she has friends at school.Encourage her to make at least one good friend at the school and invite the friend over to play with your daughter. Try to make her look forward to going to school.Let her choose the clothes she wants to wear to school.

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