My son will be 5 in January. He was a sweet, caring, thoughtful, energetic little man. He also loses his little mind over almost anything that does not go his way. He screams and cries at the top of his lungs, lays down on the floor and carries on and on and on. I have tried coaching him through it: take a deep breath, relax, use your words, etc. I have walked away because it literally makes my ears throb. I have even been taking him to his room so that he can be in a quiet place to calm down and regroup (which actually seems to work pretty well in calming him down). But, i am looking for coping mechanisms. Now, he only does this at home. It isn't something that happens at school. Here is an example of what happened this morning. I'm half awake and he is requesting waffles for breakfast while he watches his favorite tv show (i know that isn't ideal but that is another thread). Apparently, today he wanted just one without syrup. I didn't hear that part. I gave him two with syrup and he fell apart. All was wrong in his world. I am so losing my patience with this and my husband is completely done with it.