Hi, I have a four year old at home, and even though she’s not mine (she's my boyfriend’s daughter) I feel like I am also partly responsible for the outcome of this child. I have experience with children as I’ve worked in daycare centers, so even though I am pregnant and not yet a parent, I still can't help but feel the behavior of our four year old is a little abnormal. Here are a couple examples; when she's with us, she only wants to do one thing and one thing only- play the wii or wii u. It’s obsessive in that it has been this way for months. She wakes up and within a few short minutes, she’s turning on the system. She’ll play from the moment she wakes up to the moment she goes to bed. She also refuses to do anything else normal for a young child, such as reading, playing games or puzzles, playing with dolls or toys etc. If the battery dies on the system, she starts crying, this brings me to odd behavior number two. She throws an immense amount of tantrums. It’s an everyday occurrence, usually over eating, sleeping, leaving to go home, or playing the video games. They’re awful and scary even more so now that I’m pregnant, because she hits, screams, cries, throws things, bites, and slams/ locks doors. Putting her to bed usually takes about an hour because she always has a fit. Getting her to eat is a nightmare as we sat in the kitchen for over an hour and a half last night to try and get her to eat something other than junk food. She’s also showing an abnormal attachment to her father. It’s so bad that she disrupts him even when he’s going to the bathroom! I’m at my wit’s end, because everyone refuses to believe this is abnormal, and usually says the same thing, “you’re not a parent, you don’t know what’s normal or not.” She’s four years old and I don’t think it should be this hard to get her to act like a somewhat normal four year old. Can anyone offer me some insight or advice because I feel like I may be the only chance this girl has at living a somewhat normal life because I seem to be the only one who isn’t in denial?