Does my child have anxiety or something different?
My daughter will be 4 years old next month. She is extremely controlling. She tries to control things like, telling me which way I should look, telling me I can't run, I can't kiss my husband or anyone for that matter. She constantly tells me "no" when I ask her to go to the bathroom or wash her hands, etc. It's like a power struggle. She throws tantrums, cries a lot, and has since she was an infant. She also gets upset, very upset about odd things. Like if she was carried up the stairs, she will want to be taken down stairs again so she can walk up them herself. Or the other morning, my husband picked her up and took her into the other room upon waking up. I then got up and changed out of my pajamas. She got upset that I had changed and wanted me to put my pajamas back on. I hope this all makes sense. It's difficult to put into words.