So my boys turned 6 yesterday. I'm at my wits end with DS2. He is constantly upset and having meltdowns and tantrums over everything. He had gotten better for awhile, and now he's back at it again. Isn't this supposed to stop by age 6?!? For example, at the birthday party yesterday, he and DS1 each had a cake with a Star Wars character on it. He had a total flip out because he liked the character on his brother's cake and not on his and wanted them reversed. We didn't have icing to change the names, and he just lost it. Later on, opening presents, he flipped out when he got a new quilt (Star Wars, which they LOVE) and said he wanted more presents and more toys. At Christmas, he flipped out when his grandpa gave him clothes to open and money to spend because there were no toys. If his brother gets the least little thing he doesn't or that he thinks is "better" it's tantrum time. All. the. time. Also, several times he made really rude comments about food people had made and refused to eat it - I could deal with the not eating it, but the meanness is just uncalled for. He really hurt some people's feelings at Christmas and his birthday both. We are constantly talking about being grateful, practicing what to say to people when you get something you don't want, etc. We do lots of empathy and love, but sometimes he's just plain rude and disrespectful and we end up giving him a time out. I just can't stand the meanness and eye rolling, and when he's having a meltdown at a family function, we end up removing him. We spent 20 minutes in the car on Christmas day because he was yelling and crying and couldn't calm down. Anyway, it's just frustrating. I really thought we were past this tantrum junk. I could deal with being sad, jealous, frustrated. His brother will get a little upset and say "I'm jealous" or whatever, but DS2 just can't do that and loses it. Is this normal at this age?? I certainly don't see this with the other kids his age we are around (friends, family, church), and it's exhausting and sometimes embarrassing!!