5 year old with Anger Issue

by Heather
(Florida)

My dd is 5 and starting about 3 months or so ago she began having issues with anger. It appears that the same thing is her trigger. She is SPD and OCD and when her stuffed animal do not do what she wants or when someone or something disrupts them it releases an anger in her. She screams uncontrollably at the top of her lungs, she will try to kick, bite, pinch, scratch and recently started biting herself (in her anger). I know she is in need of OT and we are currently waiting for the insurance approval to get her in. I give her calms forte 4 kids to help with her emotional (crying) meltdowns, but it does not do anything for the anger. This is a new symptom, not one we have had in the past. I was hoping someone might be able to give me some advice to help get me through until we can get in with the therapist. Does anyone know of any type of supplement that might help her? I have read about a couple but they contain poisons and arsenic and tb vaccine (all in one supplement). I can't justify giving my baby something that could potentially harm her. So, anything you know that is safe and/or natural. Thank you.

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Aug 20, 2014
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PANDAS
by: Anonymous

There is a medical condition called PANDAS which is related to strep. You could look it up or ask your doctor about it.

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Anger
by: Anonymous

Have you reviewed her diet. Some kids are highly sensitive to the additives, preservatives and chemicals in our foods. That level of frustration and irrational anger seems like it could be a reaction to diet. A new symptom like this should be evaluated by looking at any recent changes/stressors in her life. i.e., new people, new routines.

If she is a child with an extreme temperament (quick to frustrate, quick to anger, resistant to change, highly sensitive). I suggest getting the book, the nurtured heart approach by Howard glasser. Even if her issues are more biologically based, this approach should help her and and it will save your sanity... don't let them over diagnose her, she is just five years old.

I wish you all the luck, it is the most difficult job their is parenting a difficult child.

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