How would you tackle it?
How would you tackle it?
Anyway you could try this and see how you go.Good luck. I know what you are going through. My DS has them occasionally when he is tired too or when he doesnt get his own way.
both of my older children have been through this stage, both in their first year of school.
My DD1 is very also very tired and emotional lately (she is 5) and similar to you I am putting her outbursts down to exhaustion. She attends after school care twice a week plus Prep is full on for little people to adjust to.
I dont have a specific approach as such as I think it dpeends on exactly what your daughter does when she has a meltdown.
For my DD, I try my hardest to be calm and matter of fact throughout the night (not so easy when I am tired and cranky too - lol) and if she is upset let her have some tears and then move on.
I think time is the only thing that helps, as they adjust to being busier.
Also the usual (regular homework, dinner bath and bed routine). Easy dinners prepped or frozen for you to reheat. I have found Tv calms my DD down - dont know if that works for you!!
Sorry not sure if that has been much hekp, just to let you know you are not the only one in this situation!
Mr J (April 2005) Miss Z (Feb 2007) and Miss O (Oct 2010)
Basically, she is just learning how to cope with so much stuff. It isn't her fault she can't handle it yet and like pp says she just needs some time to get it sorted. Maybe start implementing some strategies to either give her techniques to deal with it. such as a routine of come home, sit and chill with you for a bit, then crack on with what needs to be done. Over time you will both work out techniques of how to deal with it.
Sometimes my dd starts off crying then loses control and says she wants to stop but can't. I have found the best thing is just to hold her and be there for her. Trying to get her to control her breathing is good too. hugs, make them smile also work wonders. Being silly for them, or even just telling them you love them.
All the best!
When my daughter does the screaming at us thing, we ask her very calmly (which I won't lie, can be difficult at times) why she is yelling at us, that we aren't yelling at her and she's not in trouble. She tends to react as if she's in trouble when she's tired when we ask the simplest question, and then the spiralling can start if we react. I actually say to mine, you sound like you're a bit tired, we'll have dinner and you can have a nice hot bath and pop into bed.
With the mornings, when my daughter started school I did a chart up with morning jobs on it, and she loved it. It took all the stress out of the mornings. She ticked off each job and got a sticker each day when she did her jobs (teeth, dressed, etc). She just seemed to respond brilliantly to the responsibility of getting things done, where if i told her the same jobs, I'd have to tell her 10 times.