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My daughter is 5 years old now but from the age of 4, she would get very angry & didn’t know how to express her anger because she had two older siblings who always spoke for her & it would resolute in her pulling her hair out & attempting to scratch herself. In Kindergarten she was terrible & both her teachers & myself were constantly trying to come up with new ways of settling her when she went into her rage moments. She’s now in Pre primary & has had a drastic turn & improved so much. Until she started school holidays, she went back into her old ways & started pulling her hair out in large clumps. However this is not when she is with me but when she is with her nana. Her nana doesn’t keep to my strict rules of sugar in take & when she is out with her, she consumes a lot sugar & my daughter goes crazy. I have told my MIL not to give her so much sugar but she doesn’t listen. My question is, how do I get my daughter out of these hair pulling moments & also getting my MIL to follow theough

Posted anonymously, 25th April 2022

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  • I think you need to go talk to your doctor and get her accessed and get a diagnostics on her behavior before it gets worse.

  • You may have to be blunt and tell you MIL in that she’s harming your daughter, and that you won’t be able to leave her with MIL if she doesn’t follow the rules.

  • My first thought reading your question is that I wonder if your child has a diagnosis ? I’m thinking in the direction of ASD. I would probably have it tested , just to rule it out.

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