Wow, I'm glad I'm not the only one - I was beginning to wonder if I should find my daughter a therapist! She's 2 & 3/4 and any kind of transition - time to go home/out/to bed/to the table to eat - sends her into a nuclear meltdown. We've tried the warning, time outs, letting her do it herself, validating her feelings by saying we understand she's frustrated - sometimes those things work, other times they don't. I'm at wit's end with her. Poor kid.
Mandy - I am going to try that throw your tears out the window trick and let you know if it works for us! If it doesn't, does anybody know any good child psychologists?!