I have a question for you all. Our nearly 4yo daughter (the youngest in the family) has been throwing many temper tantrums. She is our most "lovey" and at sometimes, our most awful child. It seems like she can swing both ways. In the past three days, she's been so whiney and whines herself right into a tantrum - a full blown, kicking and screaming tantrum.
Thursday night, she screamed and carried on so much that she gave herself a headache and then vomitted twice in the hour after she was done. It seems that I just can't figure what is going to set her off.
I have discovered that corporal punishment does NOT work with this child....even when she's not throwing a fit. She does respond to calm talking. She hates to apologize.
I've been wondering if it could be something in food that she's allergic to. We eat rather healthy - I mostly make our own bread (which we don't eat a lot of, my husband has to monitor his gluten intake); the only HFCS she gets is in the peanut butter and marshmallow crackers I make for snack; the only food dyes she gets would be in the occasional icing or candy. We did recently have a birthday (pink icing - homemade) and went to a party (candy brought home).
I'm mean about candy - one piece for dessert; they pay me with candy if they're disobedient, etc.
I'm also wondering if it could be something like parasites - she's been playing with a new kitty....barn kitty. (Who was just run over and killed - they're sad, I'm not!)
Any thoughts? Any ideas where to begin sorting this out?