My 5 year old has a major attitude prolem

Canada
September 15, 2009 6:33pm CST
I have been having a lot of problems with my 5 year old lately, she has been taking serious tantrums and when it is bedtime she will sit there and kick the door or the wall and curse and swear and scream at the top of her lungs! I have tried everything that I can think of and I am running out of patience she started grade 1 this year and yesterday she came home with a incident letter from her principal, apparently she got in a fight at lunch time and ripped a girl's shirt and was yelling profanities on the school play yard, I was hoping that there was someone that may have some advice for me on how to handle her because as I said before I am running out of ideas!
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@babyangie27 (5177)
• United States
20 Sep 09
Has anything changed in her life recently? Sometimes children act out when they are confused about something. My daughter acts pretty bad too at times. She is 6 but I think a lot of hers has to do with her disabilities. Plus I know she can feel my stress as well. Have you asked the school social worker,if they have one? They may be able to help you figure out what the cause is and ways to help. Have you tried making bedtime into a game? Like for my daughter the best way to get her to stop being so upset is to say something funny or act silly,or make a game of it. Like "AJ,where is your bed? Is it on the ceiling?" This quickly changes her whole attitude and she starts to listen again.
• Canada
21 Sep 09
I have a social worker that helps me right now it just seems like the things she is saying aren't being the greatest help. I like your suggestion about bedtime I am definitely going to try that it seems like something that may help her :D
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• United States
21 Sep 09
I have that same problem with social workers sometimes. They tend to place that it works for all kids hat on and this is just not true. Each child is special in their own way.