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to think that an almost 6 year old is too old to be throwing tantrums?

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KerryMum Tue 02-Sep-08 19:59:20

It's a bit feckin much at this point.

nooka Tue 02-Sep-08 20:08:09

Mine did! and at school too... I don't think that almost six is that old though

Ronaldinhio Tue 02-Sep-08 20:08:30

yabu
I am almost 36 and still throw tantrums

jennieflower Tue 02-Sep-08 20:09:26

Definitely too old for tantrums at almost 6. I was just telling my 5.7 year old daughter this the other day but she couldn't hear me over her tantrum grin

KerryMum Tue 02-Sep-08 20:10:29

This is normal then?

sad

cornsilk Tue 02-Sep-08 20:11:30

unfortunately yes.

francagoestohollywood Tue 02-Sep-08 20:12:11

yes, ds has never tantrummed so much

DontNeedAnything Tue 02-Sep-08 20:13:59

Well (one of) my 7yo's still throw tantrums.

We had a spectacular one tonight over a glass of milk.

WigWamBam Tue 02-Sep-08 20:16:34

My 7 year old throws worse tantrums now than she ever did when she was a toddler.

It's normal. They're in training for when they're teenagers.

themoon66 Tue 02-Sep-08 20:17:31

Had 22 year old DD on the phone only an hour ago, hysterical and throwing a mega tantrum sad

DH actually said 'she must be tired', like she was a fecking 2 year old!!!

stripeymama Tue 02-Sep-08 20:19:06

Try telling my getting-on-for-six-year-old that...

FAQ Tue 02-Sep-08 20:19:32

DS1 nearly 8 and throws mega-tantrums - definitely training for teenager years

You see we get told at about the

Terrible Two's
but don't get told about fearsome fours, the fesity fives, the sacrastic sixes, the stroppy sevens - going to find out what the 8's are in 2 weeks time grin

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Tue 02-Sep-08 20:20:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

spudballoo Tue 02-Sep-08 20:22:08

I still throw spectacular tantrums at getting on for 38 blush

I have new respect for my husband having endured a couple of years of relay tantrums from my 1 and 2 year olds.

KerryMum Tue 02-Sep-08 20:26:46

8?

sigh.

I don't remember ds1 being like this so long.

I know they're all different and such but fgs.

btw for anyone who does not have a games console in the house

DO NOT EVER EVER EVER BUY ONE

highschoolmusical Tue 02-Sep-08 20:27:47

Read through this section for lots of fully grown adults having tantrums including me.blush

LynetteScavo Tue 02-Sep-08 20:28:29

YABU.

We all ahve tantrums in this house, apart form DH, who thinks we are all "mental".

brimfull Tue 02-Sep-08 20:29:27

well my ds nearly 6 hasn't thrown a tantrum for yrs

I have very laid back children though

smoggie Tue 02-Sep-08 20:35:48

ds1 (5.6) still throwing them - not as often but more volcanic!!!! sad

WigWamBam Tue 02-Sep-08 20:49:10

Just you wait, ggirl wink

My daughter, too, was very laid back.

<sighs wistfully>

brimfull Tue 02-Sep-08 20:49:49

have a 16 yr old
she is still laid back

sadminster Tue 02-Sep-08 20:50:19

my almost 8yo is just beginning to get more control but even 3 months ago she'd have tantrums whoch would put a toddler to shame. I have intense, 'spirited' children though wink I'm expecing it all to start up again as she approaches her pre-teens.

pgwithnumber3 Tue 02-Sep-08 20:52:33

I have had enough atm of my nearly 6 year old DD's answering back and general cheek. I tried to put her in her room today for time out and it just wasn't working. DD2 was sitting in her car seat crying her eyes out and in the end I just gave up. hmm <fed up of fecking fighting with a kid emoticon>

Portofino Tue 02-Sep-08 20:56:24

I threw some megger ones in my teens and is isn't unknown now if really driven to it!

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Tue 02-Sep-08 20:56:39

aww my lo is having a tantrum right now. as am i actually. he called me smelly so i refuse to cook his dinner <haha that'll teach him hmm> he is 32 i was hoping he would have grown out of it by 30 but it seems no <sigh>

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