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help me get through this ,,,

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My 4 1/2 year old son is having a hard time lately. He has been having these major major tantrums meltdowns. It's so hard, he screams adn yells then proceded to hit and kick then he starts calling everyone(mostly me) stupid.. Once he has had one during the day i know more will follow..I've run out of ideas on how to deal with this. He is so hurtful (and i know that he doesn't fully understand what he is saying and he doesn't mean it, but still hurtful) I try to hug him but he jsut hits and kicks me when i do, i try giving him some space to calm down, some times that works but other times he'll jsut continue on wiht his tantrum when i go near. He has started hitting his little brother aswell.
I'm atthe end of my rope. Mostly because today is the fourth day in a row that the afternoon has been consumed by his melt downs.
I know there is no great solutions to this..really i jsut need to here that this is normal and one day it'll all go away...
thanks ,
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My 5 1/2 year old was the same way. We started the Feingold Diet in February and he's only had a few episodes since then. I'm pretty sure one of the main things that was causing his extreme anger was apples and apple juice. I never would have believed that something so "healthful" would be bad for him.

Others on the diet say that corn syrup does the same thing to their kids.
I'm reading Playful Parenting right now, becuase we were having some similar issues. I've seen some immediate, complete turnaround, results..
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