Ella has been throwing MASSIVE temper tantrums as of late (along with major whining). This has never been her thing in the past. I'm beside myself because I'm at a loss at how to deal with them in an almost 8 year old. I can't ignore her, because the longer I go the lower she gets... . DH thinks she's playing us, I think she's struggling with acceptance. We are at the nine month mark - long enough for reality to really sink in for her. So, my question is two-fold. Does you CWD go through periods of tantrums? Have you ever taken you CWD to talk to someone to help them cope?