Three weeks ago my two nieces (ages 9 and 11) came to live with us. My husband and I also have two sons (ages 5 and 9). Needless to say it's been quite an adjustment for us all. Our younger niece is having a lot of trouble handling her anger though and I could really use some advice about this. When she doesn't get her way about something she hits and kicks us, screams at us, talks back, and throws a complete tantrum at least once daily. I know this is a cry for attention, but how do we teach her to handle her anger/frustration in a better way? We try ignoring the tantrums (only talking about things with her after she's calmed down) and we try giving her positive feedback when she makes a good decision or behaves well. Things seem to be getting worse though. Could it be she's testing us? Any advice would be really, really appreciated. I just don't know if what we're doing will eventually work or if there's something else we should be doing.
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