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I'm trying to stay positive. Lily pitched a huge fit at nap time. I gave her plenty of warnings of the consequence if she continued, counted to three, and when she still kept on I took away her blanket, doll, and book. The tantrum continued so i let her keep going a few more minutes thinking she would stop. It turned into screeching and jumping on the bed. I warned her several times that if she continued I would take all toys out of her room. When it kept on, I counted to three and she still didn't stop. So I emptied her entire room. All that is left is clothes in her closet and her furniture. I even unplugged the big stereo (I couldn't lift it). Obviously that didn't go over well but she did finally calm down. So I managed to get her to stop throwing the tantrum and I have now started the process of organizing her room, which I really needed to do anyway.
I actually did this last week, too. Nap time has been SO rediculous and I didn't know what else to do. Madelyn had warnings for several days, but she just wouldn't listen. So, her room is bare except for her bed and her clothes still in the closet. She still isn't behaving like she should, but its gotten tolerable now. Hope it works for you!
A friend of mine did this recently with her 7 year old. When that didn't work, she even took away her daughter's favorite clothes. You should have seen her room! Nothing but a bed with plain sheets and bedding, nothing in the closet but basic pants and solid t-shirts. Took a week or so, but she started earning her stuff back (although she did weed out a few things!).
LOL< Kaylee's room has been bare for some time now. When Kaylee gets mad, she throws things, so I had to take everything out that she could throw! I don't know if you remember or not, but my wonderful () MIL got Kaylee a TV for Christmas. It has sat in her room without us really using it. I, on the other hand, needed a TV for my office, so finally, DH took the TV out of Kaylee's room b/c she was throwing a fit one day. She had learned how to crawl up on her dresser, reach over to the TV, unravel the cord and plug it in the bottom. I am so glad that thing is out of her room and I now have an awesome TV for my office! One of the great things my MIL is going to be pissed about .... I love it!