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My 4 year old throws some horrible tantrums

My daughter is 4 yrs old and she throws some horrible tantrums. She will actually hurt herself by hitting her head or kicking the walls. What should i do about this?

Betty...
Answer: She is really passionate about expressing herself. I bet she is adorable at other times. One thing that i have learned as a parent is that the stronger the emotion the more I have missed the lead up signs in my child. So learn her signs....has she been nagging you to do something and youve been too busy; have you spent time around her engaging and being `in her zone` ie really listening and talking with her. She may continue to express herself really strongly but if you can calmly talk to her this will help, versus getting frustrated with her or seeing her as having tantrums....Betty
Answered: 08 Nov 2007