my DD1 (6 years) is getting very, very emotional intense and sometimes it is really frightening me.
She is going to an afterschool program every day except thursday, thursdays we have OT with her. So no afterschool, homework not done. Last thursday I put her to bed, and she started screaming: I am bad, I am Soooo BAD! (swearing words) and she started to hit herself.
I was totally freaked out, and asked what was wrong and she said that she forgot to do her homework, and how it's too late know and how she is the worst little girl in the world.
I hugged her and calmed her down and we solved the problem.
DD and her brother did not stop fighting, and I warned them, that if they won't stop there would be no time for story before bed. They did not stop and I told them that there would be no story because it was already so late.
DD freaked out, screamed and cried and said things like: I am the worst kid, I can't obey my mom, I can never do what my mom tells me, I am going to hurt myself!
And she started hitting and biting herself. There were marks on her arms.
I don't know what to make of this. I did calm her down, and hugged her and told her that I love her and that she is not bad and things like that (still no story thought)
I don't know if she is "acting" this behaviour, and if so, why she would do it, or if she is in such a place and how she got there. I never ever spoke like that to her, never told her, that she is a bad kid or something like that, never hurt her physically, never used swear words or stuff like that (I do say things like: You kids are driving me mad. Or I need a break from you guys now. And I do yell when I get upset.
I don't know what to do about this.