I know it's hardly a cler line, but I would really like to hear some wise mama takes on this.
These days over the course of a regular week, DD averages one mega meltdown a day. This is usually triggered by saying no to something she wants (like more of a food when she hasn't finished what she already has) or tonight it was me saying she needed to put her toys away before her bath.
While some are tiredness and understandable crankiness, others are out of the blue, everything's fine then suddenly Bam! Little Monster Girl jumps out!
Tantrums involve screaming, stomping, thrashing. Usually she seems quite in control, then eventually you see her cross over to "no longer in control". I try so hard not to let her get there (speak in calm tones, try to hold her, tell her to calm down, e plain whatever triggered her from my end, etc) but she usually goes over edge and then we just have to wait the tantrum out.
How normal is this for a 4 yr old? When do behaviors really raise major red flags? What coping/disciplinary measures help you with your child?
Thanks everyone, appreciate your advice!