My daughter is 7 1/2 and when she is tired she gets out of control. She came at me today screaming, scratching, hitting and kicking. I often try to keep her at a distance with my arms or legs, turn my back or get to another room. I can't always do this if my son is with me. (I try to keep him away from her or closely supervised or she will hurt him as well) She has always been like this (not frequently thank goodness!) and I could physically restrain her from hurting me. But now I can't and I find if I grab her arms or trying to pull her it is too physical and she is focusing on me hurting her.
I welcome ideas, suggestions and shared experiences.