Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday Rage

Last night, we had a repeat rage session.  I noticed that she was a little cranky when I got home but not a big deal.  Then she insisted on feeding me broccoli stir fry with a large fork except that her aim sucks and it went everywhere.  Grease everywhere but I wanted to encourage her use of utensils and obvs I try to feed her a lot.  I denied her the use of a steak knife which irritated her.   Then the train flew off the rails when I wouldn't unzip my wallet.  A screaming fest started and she can't stop herself so I took her upstairs and put her to bed.   I tried to hug her and comfort her but she pushed me away so I changed her clothes and put her in her bed.  She screamed at the top of her lungs for five minutes and then I checked on her, held her and repeated that it was bedtime and she went to sleep an hour early again. 

What do you do when uncontrollable rage starts? I am usually in the camp that they need a tension release and I don't get upset.  What are your thoughts?  She has 16 teeth and no fever, BTW.