Quote from BSNtobe2009
Where is the book that is supposed to come with these things!
By now you realize that that is God's little joke ... kids don't come with instructions.
However, if you're looking for reading I highly
recommend any of John Rosemond's books on raising kids.
My dd is now going on 13. I've found her emotional, intellectual & even development to be not so much a straight line progression as a series of steps or plateaus, with some predictable regressions.
Sometimes these setbacks are the result of some change in the environment or routine - little ones don't yet have the intellectual capacity to work through or rationalize these minor life stresses, so their frustration comes out in other ways.
Hang in there, and keep doing what you're doing - giving her some devoted one-to-one time and, always, your unconditional love. Might want to think through the refrigerator scenario though ... she's getting positive feedback from her outbursts. (i.e., you stop what you're doing, give her your undivided attention, and then she gets a drink) She will not die of thirst if you ignore her outbursts (yep, this is difficult ... but doable) and only give her a drink when she asks appropriately.
Hugs & peace.