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When my DD gets mad about something, we can't seem to keep it from escalating into a major tantrum lasting 30-60 minutes. For example, today was a nap day and in order to get a story, she has to go potty and lay down in her bed. Well after 5 minutes of dragging her feet, she lost her story privilege which pushes her into screaming/slamming door/falling on the floor. We (DH & I) took turns trying to calm her. After about 45 minutes, DH finally got her to sleep.
I guess I'm not sure what we are doing wrong. Explaining too much? Trying to be rational when we should just say 'here's how it is'. How can we diffuse her anger before she's out of control and no longer capable of listening?