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I would highly recomend reading Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheeda Kurcinka and How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk by Adele Faber. You basically described my 4 year old!  We also cut out gluten and  this has helped.  Since putting those two books into action and changing his diet, I would say we've cut the screaming episodes down to about once every other day, and that is something my nerves can handle.  Much better than the 3-4 times a day that were happening.  Plus I was scared to leave the house because I was anxious about him having a meltdown like this in public and it's hard to care for my younger one while I'm trying to comfort my 4 year old and keeping him contained.  Good luck! 

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I would highly recomend reading Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheeda Kurcinka and How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk by Adele Faber. You basically described my 4 year old!  We also cut out gluten and  this has helped.  Since putting those two books into action and changing his diet, I would say we've cut the screaming episodes down to about once every other day, and that is something my nerves can handle.  Much better than the 3-4 times a day that were happening.  Plus I was scared to leave the house because I was anxious about him having a meltdown like this in public and it's hard to care for my younger one while I'm trying to comfort my 4 year old and keeping him contained.  Good luck! 


I'm glad you found a way to address his needs, as well as your own!! And that is the point, by identifying underlying problems and correcting them, the parents also win! I wonder if a food-mood log or diary would uncover anything additional.
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I also recommend this book. It worked great for my son. :)


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Thanks for all the responses! Very insightful.

As of the last week or so my 4yo has been sleeping about an hour later in the morning. The change in his behavior is remarkable. This morning he woke up at his old time, 5:30...ugh. We'll see how the day goes.

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Thanks for all the responses! Very insightful.

As of the last week or so my 4yo has been sleeping about an hour later in the morning. The change in his behavior is remarkable. This morning he woke up at his old time, 5:30...ugh. We'll see how the day goes.

 

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