I'm just asking for a bit of advice, kind of. Sorry if this is in the wrong place.
My five year old daughter is a nightmare at present. She won't listen to a thing I say. For instance, I ask her to come inside from playing in the backyard, instead she will lie on the ground and scream loudly and continually. Most of the screams are as though she is being hurt, I'm talking ear piercing shrieks.
I've had the police called once as a result of these tantrums as somebody called them because they thought she was being abused. They arrived to find her mid tantrum and looked really happy to be leaving once they ascertained there was no abuse.
She kicks and throws things. When she gets into these tantrums she loses all ability to control herself (or so it seems.) She pretends shes unable to walk and can continue the screaming for a good 20-30 minutes.
Anything I ask her to do is ignored or purposefully disobeyed. I've tried taking toys away, even not letting her go to a neighbouring house to play with their daughter. This does nothing but make it worse and prolong the screaming and door kicking. She oft times tried to run out of the house after I tell her she cant go outside/play with her friends. She the keeps gong with the awful behaviour like kicking,punching, biting etc whilst intermittently telling me she'll only stop if I do what she wants.
This happens at least 5-6 times a day, every day without fail. It's exhausting.
I'm seriously at my wits end. I don't know what to do with her. is anybody else having this issue with their kid? What works for you guys?
Thanks in advance