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Meltdowns at 5?

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cpatown47 Fri 03-Nov-17 21:08:19

My daughter is 5 and she is still having meltdowns if she doesn't have a treat before dinner and at bedtime, etc is this normal?

Caulk Fri 03-Nov-17 21:18:56

When did you stop the treats? Is it a new thing of “I got a treat ever day till last week and now I don’t” or is it that she doesn’t always get one so gets upset?

Change the routine if you can.

Bunnychopz Fri 03-Nov-17 21:20:28

What is a treat?

Is she in reception? Thebtantrums might be more about exhaustion then sweet eating

cpatown47 Fri 03-Nov-17 21:32:12

She stopped getting treats from September when she joined year 1

Caulk Fri 03-Nov-17 21:33:10

What was the reason for getting the treat and for it stopping?

Bunnychopz Fri 03-Nov-17 21:33:30

What are the treats?

cpatown47 Fri 03-Nov-17 21:47:50

A bar of chocolate or a packet of haribos

Caulk Fri 03-Nov-17 21:49:52

Was it a treat for doing something, and what was the reason for stopping? Can you/did you discuss with her it stopping?

Wolfiefan Fri 03-Nov-17 21:51:29

She ate chocolate and haribo every day? For how long? Why did you suddenly stop all the treats?
Who gives sweets and chocolate before dinner and bed? confused

cpatown47 Fri 03-Nov-17 21:54:57

well not together and not always at bed but I stopped because she is in after school club so when we get in it is late so she has dinner as soon as we get home.

Wolfiefan Fri 03-Nov-17 21:58:00

But two sweet sugary snacks a day? Not good.

Cornishclio Fri 03-Nov-17 22:01:41

I don't think giving young children haribo and chocolate every day is a good idea from a health point of view (way too much sugar for a small child). Maybe use bribery re the meltdowns but change the treats to once a week at weekend if no meltdowns before bedtime/dinner time during the week.

Caulk Fri 03-Nov-17 22:01:48

Did you explain to her that this would happen and that she can have sweets on another day or something? I think if I was used to something happening regularly that I liked I would get annoyed if it stopped

Cornishclio Fri 03-Nov-17 22:03:37

The meltdowns may also just be down to her being tired after being at school all day. She will adjust.

cpatown47 Fri 03-Nov-17 22:12:42

She only used to get one not them both, for example, she had a chocolate then the next day she had the Haribo and she has a chocolate or Haribo every Saturday

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