tantrums in my 5 year old
07/18/2011 at 10:29 AM

My 5 year old is being extra challenging this summer.In her defense she has been sick on and off for a week but her behavior is not really new. She seems to become obsessed with certain toys, a red blanket and some peace sign pajamas. For awhile she was obsessed with wearing a puppy costume every day everywhere we went. Then she switched to wearing fleecy snowman jammies and a santa hat. I tried to do rewards for dressing appropriately for the weather and place but that failed and I had to take them away as it is now summer and she was getting a heat rash.So now its her peace sign jammies that she wants to wear everyday and everywhere. I have gotten her to get dressed in appropriate clothes after breakfast but then as soon as we come home from somewhere she wants to put them back on and takes a huge fit. Today the pants got wet and she started screaming tooke them off and threw them so hard at the window that the screen fell out and the jammy bottoms fell in the dirt which spiralled her into a major torrent of tears and screams. I took them away and told her she needed to take a break from them as they are keeping us from being able to do our normal every day things.I have mixed feelings about this as part of me feels she needs it for comfort reasons.Does anybody out there have any similar experiences/