Hello, I am new to this forum and am looking for advice/help with my 5 year old daughter. We have an appointment with a pediatrician in December to start the process of having her assessed. In the meantime, life at home has been very difficult. She is disruptive to the family and I don't know what to do anymore. I don't have any family support and none of my friends are able to offer any advice. I feel very alone and am not sure what to do for her. A little bit about her, she is currently 5 years old and a very temperamental child. She needs to have her own way all the time and is prone to fits of crying, screaming and physical violence if she doesn't get her own way. She will NOT sit in time out, and if we put her in her room for unacceptable behaviour she has a meltdown. She throws things at the door or stands in her doorway and screams at us. She is very fond of the word "no" and torments her little sister most of the time. No consequence or threat will get through to her when she starts to have a fit. She is not rational, nor is she able to calm herself down. I have tried talking to her when she is calm, making an action plan with her but as soon as something triggers her, she forgets everything we talked about. I don't think she realizes how her behaviour affects others. She is currently in kindergarten, half days and there have been no concerns about her behaviour at school. Most of her fits occur at home, with just her immediate family. Everyone says she's such a polite, well behaved kid who seems a bit sensitive. At home, she's a terror. I just don't know where to turn, or what to do anymore. This morning has been one of the worst we have had in a long time. She kicked her younger sister in the chest and tried to bite me when I tried to discipline her for her behaviour. Anyone have any words of advice?