Posted in Behavior, Child Care, Preschoolers

Is this normal?

I’m at my wit’s end with my youngest. She’s 4, 5 in June. She’s been super aggressive, screaming at the top of her lungs at us, her teachers, and anyone who doesn’t give her her way. Saying she hates us, biting herself or her clothes. She flips out when someone takes her stuff and when her routine is changed. We set boundaries at home, she just started at her new daycare 3 weeks ago because her dad and I both work there. They have a lot more structure than her last daycare, who let her do whatever because she’s “too difficult”. We’ve tried time outs, taking stuff, giving her stuff when she acts right. I don’t know what to do. She has a behavioral assessment on the 17th. She’s starting Kindergarten in the fall and I know this behavior isn’t tolerated. Please help!

  • Joni
    Mar 07

    I hope the behavioral assessment helps. It has with my son already, and ours just happened this past Monday. He was diagnosed with autism. Some of what you mention is consistent with that diagnosis, but I’m no psychologist, so it could be any number of things. I just hope you can get a glimpse at what’s motivating the behavior somehow. That’s really what’s going to help give you the tools to move forward and to help your daughter. It’s clear she’s having a really hard time right now.