Three weeks ago my husband and I took in our two nieces (ages 9 and 11). We have two sons of our own (ages 5 and 9). Needless to say it's been a big adjustment for us all. Our younger niece has been having a very hard time handling her anger appropriately and I really could use some advice on how to deal with this. She talks back to us, screams at us, says she hates us, hits and kicks us, and throws a complete tantrum at least once a day. I know this behavior is a cry for attention but how do we get her to learn how to handle her anger / frustration in a less destructive way? We try ignoring the tantrums and we try giving positive feedback when she's made a good decision or is behaving well, but things seem to be getting worse. Any advice on how to handle this would really be appreciated...I'm at my wits end and really don't know what to do or if what we're doing is right.
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